Iron Infusions

Iron Infusions

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What are Iron Infusions?

An iron infusion is a highly efficient medical procedure in which iron is administered intravenously (through a vein) to increase the body's iron levels. It is commonly used as a treatment option for individuals with iron-deficiency anaemia, or other conditions that result in low iron levels.

The frequency of iron infusions can range from a single infusion to multiple infusions over a period of time. 

Our highly trained medical professionals deliver these services with expertise, ensuring optimal patient comfort and safety. With our commitment to quality health care, you can trust us to provide reliable and efficient injections and infusions to support your overall health and wellness.

Iron-infusion

Symptoms of iron deficiency

Iron infusions are often used to treat iron deficiency anaemia.

This occurs when there is a lack of iron in the body, resulting in decreased production of red blood cells and reduced haemoglobin levels. Symptoms of this condition include:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Pale skin and nail changes
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Dizziness and light-headedness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Headaches and tinnitus
  • Restless Legs Syndrome

Iron deficiency treatment

Most patients with low iron levels can have an iron infusion. Patient may find an iron infusion especially helpful if they:

  • Cannot take iron orally, or do not respond well or oral iron.
  • Have a medical condition that interferes with iron absorption.
  • Are pregnant and in their third trimester.
  • Need a prompt iron level increase.

Receiving Iron Infusions

A doctor will select a suitable vein, usually in your arm, to insert an intravenous (IV) line. They will clean the area and use a sterile needle to access the vein, ensuring a secure connection for the infusion. Throughout the infusion, your vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels, may be monitored to ensure a safe and efficient procedure.

Once the IV line is established, the iron solution will be administered slowly into your vein. The infusion rate and duration can vary depending on the specific type of iron preparation and your individual circumstances. Generally, this procedure lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Are there any side-effects?

There are a few side effects that may be associated with iron infusions, and these will be discussed before the procedure. These side effects are uncommon, but may include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Flushing
  • Extravasation and pigmentation

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