On August 23, a beaming Caroline Boller won the Santa Rosa Marathon in 2 hours 45 minutes. At the same race, just two years ago, she had bombed her marathon debut.
What is Iron
Your blood has red cells and these red cells carry haemoglobin. Within the haemoglobin is iron. Iron is the essential nutrient that your body needs to maintain its energy levels and that helps you with both physical and mental health.
If you do not identify that you have iron deficiency, long term consequences may develop that affect your health and wellbeing. Initially, iron deficiency can be so mild that it goes unnoticed.
Diagnosis can be made with a simple blood test along with a specialist doctor review of your symptoms with an examination. It is important that the underlying cause of the deficiency is identified, as iron deficiency may be the first symptom of a more serious disorder.
Our Iron Deficiency experts
IV iron infusion by an Iron infusion specialist is recommended
- If you can not tolerate oral iron due to the side effects like gastrointestinal problems
- Prior to surgery for a faster recovery and less complications post operatively
- If you have kidney, heart or inflammatory bowel disease
- If iron levels are dangerously low and need to be raised quickly, such as in the final stages of pregnancy or just after giving birth.