Challenges in the treatment of iron deficiency include finding and addressing the underlying cause and the selection of an iron replacement product that meets the needs of the patient. This topic review discusses the management of iron deficiency anemia in adults. The causes and diagnosis of iron deficiency in adults are presented separately. INTRODUCTION. The diagnosis of iron deficiency is a major public health goal and an important aspect of the care of many adults. This topic will review the causes of iron deficiency in adults and an approach to the diagnostic evaluation.
Iron deficiency anemia occurs when the body does not have enough iron. It is the most common form of anemia and symptoms can include general fatigue, shortness of breath, and tongue swelling. We Author: Jacquelyn Cafasso And Rachel Nall. Common causes of iron deficiency in adults include inadequate dietary intake, chronic blood loss, times of increased need such as pregnancy, and vigorous exercise. For some people, an inability to absorb iron may be the cause. Treatment for iron deficiency anaemia includes adding iron-rich foods to Page last reviewed: 29 Sep 2014.
Nov 19, 2010 · Background: Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide and occurs in 3.5–5.3% of adult men and postmenopausal women. However, the information concerning various causes of IDA in adult men is rare, although it is assumed that chronic gastrointestinal blood loss accounts for the majority.Author: Hyo Jin Lee, Ik Chan Song, Gak Won Yun, Hwan Jung Yun, Samyong Kim, Deog Yeon Jo. Prevalence and Etiology of Iron Deficiency Anemia. Iron deficiency anemia is a global health problem and the most common type of anemia. About 20% of the world’s population is estimated to have varying degrees of iron deficiency. It involves people of all age groups.Author: Dr Surbhi Mahajan.