Anemia due to Iron Deficiency Treatment
The treatment for iron deficient anemia depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for iron deficient anemia usually includes iron supplements, vitamin supplements, erythropoietin, and blood transfusions.
Treatment options for iron deficient anemia include:
- Iron supplements for iron deficient anemia:
- Blood transfusion for severe anemia
- Blood for iron deficient anemia
- Useful in cases where bleeding must be controlled
- GI endoscopy:
- To discover a source of blood loss that may be responsible for the iron deficiency
Anemia due to Iron Deficiency Questions For Doctor
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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