IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA THERAPHY
Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia, a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. As the name implies, iron deficiency anemia is due to insufficient iron. Without enough iron, your body can’t produce enough of a substance in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen (hemoglobin).
Initially, iron deficiency anemia can be so mild that it goes unnoticed. But as the body becomes more deficient in iron and anemia worsens, the signs and symptoms intensify.
Iron deficiency anemia signs and symptoms may include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Pale skin
- Chest pain, fast heartbeat or shortness of breath
- Headache, dizziness or lightheadedness
- Cold hands and feet
- Inflammation or soreness of your tongue
- Brittle nails
- Unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice, dirt or starch
- Poor appetite, especially in infants and children with iron deficiency anemia
Reasons for IV Iron Therapy:
- 1 in 3 people on oral iron do not tolerate it as causes nausea, constipation, and dark black stools.
- Certain people are chronically iron deficient on account of heavy menstrual cycles, GI issues like Crohns, ulcerative colitis, or post gastric bypass surgery.
- On average 5-8 treatments over 2-3 weeks are required, based on patient weight and target increase in hemoglobin.
Iron sucrose(Venofer) iv theraphy is an iron replacement product that is used to treat iron deficiency anemia (not enough iron in the blood) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Iron sucrose comes 100mg single dose vials.
Infusions can be administered as 100mg or 200mg in a 100ml n/s bag 2 times a week . On average 5-8 treatments over 2-3 weeks are required, based on patient weight and target increase in hemoglobin.