Why iron is important to your health:
Iron is essential for your body. It is needed for your mental and physical health and to maintain your energy levels. Iron is present in a substance called haemoglobin, which is found in red blood cells.
Haemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood from the lungs to the rest of the body. Oxygen is required in your brain for concentration and in your muscles for physical energy. Iron is also needed to maintain a healthy immune system, helping you to fight off infections.
Are you getting enough iron?
Balancing the supply and demand for iron in your body is important to maintain good health. Normally your body keeps your iron levels balanced, and the iron that is used every day to make new red blood cells is replaced by the iron that is present in your food. The iron in your food is absorbed into the bloodstream in your small intestine.
The supply and demand for iron in your body can become unbalanced for a number of reasons and this can lead to iron deficiency.
Do you feel more than just tired?
Everyone gets tired from time to time, but if you feel exhausted every day, you may be suffering from fatigue.
If you are experiencing fatigue, you may feel physically and mentally exhausted, even if you have not been doing any physical activities that are particularly tiring.
Will be booking in another transfusion as soon as it’s needed. Thank you to Caitlin, I couldn’t have had better care leading up to as well as after my appointment. Absolutely brilliant!
I was warmly welcomed and seen very promptly despite arriving about 45mins early. It was quickly decided that an infusion would be beneficial and I was soon hooked up to the IV and receiving treatment treatment which was great. The facilities were clean, spacious and very pleasant.
The Iron Clinic is advancing and supporting this particular issue, which is a very important pillar of our health.
An excellent team of specialists. Very knowledgeable and they made sure to talk me through every step of the infusion.
Very helpful and reassuring when I got anxious.
The team were extremely helpful with fitting me in last minute. I felt very comfortable and happy with the experience, and I’m looking forward to reaping the benefits!