Iron is an important dietary mineral that is involved in various bodily functions, including the transport of oxygen in the blood. This is essential in providing energy for daily life.
Iron deficiency results in depleting the iron stores within your body. This can lead to fatigue, tiredness and decreased immunity.
Iron deficiency is common – are you at risk?
Iron deficiency is a common health problem. High-risk groups include menstruating women, pregnant and lactating women, babies and toddlers, teenage girls and female athletes.
Without intervention, a person whose dietary intake of iron is inadequate to meet their body’s needs will eventually deplete their iron stores and develop iron deficiency anaemia.
It is important that you see your doctor if you suspect you may be iron deficient.
Iron infusion clinics are being run at PVH Medical
An iron infusion is a minor procedure when an iron-containing medicine is infused directly into the blood circulation via a cannula (a thin tube inserted into your vein).
We’re running iron infusion clinic sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4pm. The cost is $150 for private patients and $100 for pensioners.
Book an appointment with your doctor
If you suspect you may be iron deficient, please see you doctor. They can determine your risk, order blood tests to confirm if iron deficiency exists, and advise if an iron infusion would be appropriate for you.
Note: This information is of a general nature only and should not be substituted for medical advice. It does not replace consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to meet your individual medical needs.