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Iron

Deficiency

Management

Delivering

a Return on Life

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Iron

Deficiency

Management

Delivering

a Return on Life

The Fe3+ Iron Deficiency Management Program

Iron is an essential mineral that is present in all cells of the human body.

Almost two-thirds of the body’s iron is located in the haemoglobin of your red blood cells, which are responsible of carrying oxygen to all the cells throughout your body and gives the blood its red colour. As a result of it’s ubiquity, a deficiency in Iron in the body can lead to a wide range of signs and symptoms.

A deficiency of Iron in the body is one of the leading causes of Anaemia. In a 2011 study, the World Health Organisation estimates that up to 40 percent of women of reproductive age in Southeast Asia have Anaemia.

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Individuals who would like to know their Iron Status as well as individuals who have been diagnosed with Anaemia.

The Fe3+ Iron Deficiency Management Program

Iron is an essential mineral that is present in all cells of the human body.

Almost two-thirds of the body’s iron is located in the haemoglobin of your red blood cells, which are responsible of carrying oxygen to all the cells throughout your body and gives the blood its red colour. As a result of it’s ubiquity, a deficiency in Iron in the body can lead to a wide range of signs and symptoms.

A deficiency of Iron in the body is one of the leading causes of Anaemia. In a 2011 study, the World Health Organisation estimates that up to 40 percent of women of reproductive age in Southeast Asia have Anaemia.

Suited to

Individuals who would like to know their Iron Status as well as individuals who have been diagnosed with Anaemia.

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Why Is Iron so Important?

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Oxygen Transport

  • Iron is a crucial component of Haemoglobin, a molecule that is responsible for carrying Oxygen from your lungs to all the cells of your body

Energy Production

  • The cells in the body require Iron to drive chemical processes that produce energy for the cell and allows cells to carry out their various functions
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Muscle Oxygen Usage

  • As part of Myoglobin, Iron regulates the usage of storage of Oxygen in your muscles.

DNA Synthesis and Repair

  • Iron plays an important role as a co-factor in the production and repair of DNA.

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What are the Risk Factors for Iron Deficiency?

Pregnancy

  • During pregnancy, more iron is required as it is utilised for the development of the growing baby.

Heavy Periods

  • As menstruation results in the loss of red blood cells, Iron is lost from the body in the process .

Vegetarians

  • Plant based sources of Iron are not absorbed by the body efficiently, leading to a higher incidence of Iron Deficiency in vegans and vegetarians.

Chronic Diseases

  • Individuals with chronic diseases such as Chronic Heart Failure and various Gastrointestinal Disturbances are at a higher risk for iron deficiency.

Endurance Athletes

  • Multiple factors that include sweating and even training for the sport itself has shown to lead to iron deficiency in endurance athletes .

Elderly Population

  • The incidence of Anemia has been shown to increase after 50 years of age with Iron Deficiency identified as being one of the major causes.

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Signs and Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

Lethargy

    Poor Immunity

      Hair Loss

        Brittle Nails

          Weakness

            Shortness of Breath

              Difficulty Concentrating

                Cold Hands and Feet

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                  Diagnosing Iron Deficiency

                  Blood Test

                  • Iron Deficiency can be diagnosed through a simple blood test.

                  Pregnant Women

                  • During pregnancy, anemia is diagnosed if Haemoglobin levels drops to below 110g/L.

                  Non-Pregnant Women

                  • For non-pregnant women, anemia is diagnosed if Haemoglobin levels drops to below 120g/L.

                  Men

                  • For men, anemia is diagnosed if Haemoglobin levels drops to below 130g/L.

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                  The Patient Experience

                  Identify Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

                  • You feel like you have the symptoms of Iron Deficiency or might be at risk of Iron Deficiency.

                  Consult our Physician

                  • Make an appointment with one of our Doctors who will discuss your symptoms and take note of your risk factors.

                  Diagnostic Testing

                  • Should our physician find that you may have iron deficiency, they may perform an iron panel blood test.

                  Discuss Treatment Options

                  • Once your results are back, our physician will review your results and discuss the various treatment options available to you. Treatments may include oral iron, dietary recommendations or intravenous (IV) iron.

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                  The Intravenous (IV) Iron Procedure

                  Treatment

                  • Should you require an IV Iron infusion, 500mg of iron will be delivered via a vein (administered intravenously). The treatment will take approximately 30 minutes.

                  Post-Treatment Monitoring

                  • After receiving the infusion, we will monitor you for 30 minutes for any averse reactions/symptoms, after which, our physician will review and discharge you.

                  Time for Efficacy

                  • In most patients, a positive effect is noticed within 48 hours to 1 week after the infusion.

                  Iron Status Review

                  • Schedule a review to check your haemoglobin levels 1 month after treatment.

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                  Other Treatment Options

                  Intravenous Iron

                  • As 100% of IV Iron is delivered into your body, Intravenous Iron Infusion is an efficient method for managing iron deficiency.

                  Oral Iron

                  • Only about 10 to 15% of oral iron is absorbed by the body.
                    Furthermore, 3 to 6 Months treatment is required to replenish iron stores and long term use can lead to side effects such as constipation, nausea and vomiting.

                  Dietary Iron Intake

                  • Iron can be found in both mixed as well as plant based diets. Foods such as oysters, kidney beans, beef liver, tofu and peanut butter are some foods rich in Iron. However, as iron from meat sources are more readily absorbed by the body, vegetarians have to consume larger quantities of plant based iron rich food to meet their dietary needs of Iron.

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                  The Patient Experience

                  Identify Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

                  • You feel like you have the symptoms of Iron Deficiency or might be at risk of Iron Deficiency.

                  Consult our Physician

                  • Make an appointment with one of our Doctors who will discuss your symptoms and take note of your risk factors.

                  Diagnostic Testing

                  • Should our physician find that you may have iron deficiency, they may perform an iron panel blood test.

                  Discuss Treatment Options

                  • Once your results are back, our physician will review your results and discuss the various treatment options available to you. Treatments may include oral iron, dietary recommendations or intravenous (IV) iron.

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                  The Intravenous (IV) Iron Procedure

                  Treatment

                  • Should you require an IV Iron infusion, 500mg of iron will be delivered via a vein (administered intravenously). The treatment will take approximately 30 minutes.

                  Post-Treatment Monitoring

                  • After receiving the infusion, we will monitor you for 30 minutes for any averse reactions/symptoms, after which, our physician will review and discharge you.

                  Time for Efficacy

                  • In most patients, a positive effect is noticed within 48 hours to 1 week after the infusion.

                  Iron Status Review

                  • Schedule a review to check your haemoglobin levels 1 month after treatment.

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                  Other Treatment Options

                  Intravenous Iron

                  • As 100% of IV Iron is delivered into your body, Intravenous Iron Infusion is an efficient method for managing iron deficiency.

                  Oral Iron

                  • Only about 10 to 15% of oral iron is absorbed by the body.
                    Furthermore, 3 to 6 Months treatment is required to replenish iron stores and long term use can lead to side effects such as constipation, nausea and vomiting.

                  Dietary Iron Intake

                  • Iron can be found in both mixed as well as plant based diets. Foods such as oysters, kidney beans, beef liver, tofu and peanut butter are some foods rich in Iron. However, as iron from meat sources are more readily absorbed by the body, vegetarians have to consume larger quantities of plant based iron rich food to meet their dietary needs of Iron.

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                  What are the Risk Factors for Iron Deficiency?

                  Pregnancy

                  • During pregnancy, more iron is required as it is utilised for the development of the growing baby.

                  Heavy Periods

                  • As menstruation results in the loss of red blood cells, Iron is lost from the body in the process .

                  Vegetarians

                  • Plant based sources of Iron are not absorbed by the body efficiently, leading to a higher incidence of Iron Deficiency in vegans and vegetarians.

                  Endurance Athletes

                  • Multiple factors that include sweating and even training for the sport itself has shown to lead to iron deficiency in endurance athletes .

                  Chronic Diseases

                  • Individuals with chronic diseases such as Chronic Heart Failure and various Gastrointestinal Disturbances are at a higher risk for iron deficiency.

                  Elderly Population

                  • The incidence of Anemia has been shown to increase after 50 years of age with Iron Deficiency identified as being one of the major causes.

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                  Signs and Symptoms

                  Lethargy

                    Poor Immunity

                      Hair Loss

                        Brittle Nails

                          Weakness

                            Shortness of Breath

                              Difficulty Concentrating

                                Cold Hands and Feet

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                                  Diagnosing Iron Deficiency

                                  Blood Test

                                  • Iron Deficiency can be diagnosed through a simple blood test.

                                  Pregnant Women

                                  • During pregnancy, anemia is diagnosed if Haemoglobin levels drops to below 110g/L.

                                  Non-Pregnant Women

                                  • For non-pregnant women, anemia is diagnosed if Haemoglobin levels drops to below 120g/L.

                                  Men

                                  • For men, anemia is diagnosed if Haemoglobin levels drops to below 130g/L.

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                                  The Patient Experience

                                  Identify Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

                                  • You feel like you have the symptoms of Iron Deficiency or might be at risk of Iron Deficiency.

                                  Consult our Physician

                                  • You make an appointment with one of our Doctors who will discuss your symptoms and take note of your risk factors.

                                  Diagnostic Testing

                                  • Should our physician find that you may have iron deficiency, they may perform an iron panel blood test.

                                  Discuss Treatment Options

                                  • Once your results are back, our physician will review your results and discuss the various treatment options available to you. Treatments may include oral iron, dietary recommendations or intravenous (IV) iron.

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                                  The Patient Experience

                                  Identify Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

                                  • You feel like you have the symptoms of Iron Deficiency or might be at risk of Iron Deficiency.

                                  Consult our Physician

                                  • You make an appointment with one of our Doctors who will discuss your symptoms and take note of your risk factors.

                                  Diagnostic Testing

                                  • Should our physician find that you may have iron deficiency, they may perform an iron panel blood test.

                                  Discuss Treatment Options

                                  • Once your results are back, our physician will review your results and discuss the various treatment options available to you. Treatments may include oral iron, dietary recommendations or intravenous (IV) iron.

                                  Fe3+

                                  The Patient Experience

                                  Identify Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

                                  • You feel like you have the symptoms of Iron Deficiency or might be at risk of Iron Deficiency.

                                  Consult our Physician

                                  • You make an appointment with one of our Doctors who will discuss your symptoms and take note of your risk factors.

                                  Diagnostic Testing

                                  • Should our physician find that you may have iron deficiency, they may perform an iron panel blood test.

                                  Discuss Treatment Options

                                  • Once your results are back, our physician will review your results and discuss the various treatment options available to you. Treatments may include oral iron, dietary recommendations or intravenous (IV) iron.

                                  Fe3+

                                  The Intravenous (IV) Iron Procedure

                                  Treatment

                                  • Should you require an IV Iron infusion, 500mg of iron will be delivered via a vein (administered intravenously). The treatment will take approximately 30 minutes.

                                  Post-Treatment Monitoring

                                  • After receiving the infusion, we will monitor you for 30 minutes for any averse reactions/symptoms, after which, our physician will review and discharge you.

                                  Time for Efficacy

                                  • In most patients, a positive effect is noticed within 48 hours to 1 week after the infusion.

                                  Iron Status Review

                                  • We will schedule you for a review to check your Haemoglobin levels 1 month after treatment.

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                                  Other Treatment Options

                                  Intravenous Iron

                                  • As 100% of IV Iron is delivered into your body, Intravenous Iron Infusion is an efficient method for managing iron deficiency.

                                  Oral Iron

                                  • Only about 10 to 15% of oral iron is absorbed by the body.
                                    Furthermore, 3 to 6 Months treatment is required to replenish iron stores and long term use can lead to side effects such as constipation, nausea and vomiting.

                                  Dietary Iron Intake

                                  • Iron can be found in both mixed as well as plant based diets. Foods such as oysters, kidney beans, beef liver, tofu and peanut butter are some foods rich in Iron. However, as iron from meat sources are more readily absorbed by the body, vegetarians have to consume larger quantities of plant based iron rich food to meet their dietary needs of Iron.