Pregnancy related blood loss
Women at higher risk of developing iron deficiency through #pregnancy and #labour are:
- #miscarriage followed by quick subsequent pregnancy
- #antepartum or #postpartum #haemorrhage
- 2 pregnancies within 3 years
- 3 pregnancies within 5 years
The #brainfog, #hairloss and #lowmood can all be signs of iron deficiency.
Author: Professor Toby Richards
Mr Toby Richards is a Professor of Surgery at University College London. He has pioneered anaemia management and intravenous iron therapy in the UK. His underlying belief is that optimising patient’s health and fitness before surgery will improve their recovery and benefit their outcomes. He has embedded clinical research and development into all areas of practice.