November 01, 2021
Iron deficiency anemia is a type of anemia that occurs due to iron deficiency, which is an important part of red blood cells. This type of anemia is one of the most frequent causes and is present when hemoglobin falls below normal limits. Dr. José Caravedo, hematologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma, gives us more information about this condition.
Who can get iron deficiency anemia?
This type of anemia can occur in:
What are the symptoms?
Among the symptoms that iron deficiency anemia causes are:
How is it diagnosed?
It can be diagnosed directly and indirectly:
However, these tests give us a 70% certainty, not ruling out the possibility of having iron deficiency anemia.
Treatment in a patient with iron deficiency anemia consists of the administration of iron and at the same time detecting the level of losses and eliminating it, otherwise the anemia will continue.
Dr. José Caravedo
Hematologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma