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.
I felt tired, faint and had suffered hair loss. Prof. Richards recommended an intravenous iron infusion which resulted in an improvement in both my energy levels and symptoms within the same week.
Excellent service. Fast and detailed to response to all my questions. Appointment and treatment arranged quickly. Most importantly the iron IV was simple, painfree and so far very effective.
Everyone was very attentive and reassuring. The consultation was good and very informative about iron deficiency. It was great to have acknowledgement that my symptoms were (likely) iron deficiency related. I could have talked through more about them. The end result so far though has been amazing – I feel like someone cleaned my glasses!
An excellent team of specialists. Very knowledgeable and they made sure to talk me through every step of the infusion.
So happy with my appointment at the Iron Clinic. Friendly and relaxed environment helped me feel at ease. The team are clearly passionate about the treatment and where happy to answer allof my questions. Excellent. Highly recommend.
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!