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  • Finding a Doctor: Challenge for Patients with Anemia

    Anemia is not a diagnosis – it is a symptom. Finding the reason for anemia can occur in a matter of moments, months, even years.  The process of investigating, ruling out causes and testing methods, altering diets, supplementation, undergoing iron injections, infusions, or whole blood transfusions might fail to eliminate the anemia.    Doctors of all disciplines are capable of diagnosing and treating anemia.

  • Serum Ferritin: Which Reference Range Do I Use?

    Presently, normal ranges for serum ferritin (SF) vary from lab to lab. SF ranges also differ by gender, ethnicity and age. Such variations limit the consistency with which a healthcare provider can determine abnormal iron levels.

  • Iron News - Ronnetta's Story

    If you've read about my story or have viewed my videos on getyourironup.com or on YouTube, then you know that I struggle with Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). My diagnosis came at the age of 16 but full understanding and acceptance came many years later. Now at the age of 48, and after nearly having a heart attack due to the trace amounts of iron in my system, I am learning all I can about IDA.

  • Clemson University Nursing Program: Student Blog Interview

    This interview was part of a student project in July 2013. The interview was conducted via email by Laura Timms Cable of Greenville, South Carolina. She is enrolled in the nursing program at Clemson University and her class was studying blood disorders.

  • What we need to know about eggs

    Concerns about cholesterol and the iron content of eggs incorrectly relegate this fine source of nutrition to lists of foods we should avoid or eat less frequently.  As for the cholesterol issue, ample evidence exists in defense of the egg as the culprit for wreaking havoc in our arteries.  When it comes to iron, however, the relationship with the egg is more complex. The egg is a cost to benefit bonanza. It is a good source of vitamin A and a great source of protein (considering an eg...

  • Reticulocyte Hemoglobin Content: A New Way to Predict Iron Deficiency!

    Because iron deficiency can exist for some time before it causes anemia, hemoglobin is a poor predictor of iron deficiency. For example, a person might have a hemoglobin within the normal range at the time of examination, develop iron deficiency anemia afterwards and not see a physician in time to correct the deficiency before irreversible neurocognitive impairments have occurred. In pediatric cases a child with chronic iron deficiency can die of an enlarged heart.

  • You Are Not Alone

    If you have found your way to this site because you suspect that the symptoms you are experiencing may be due to anemia, then please know that you are not alone. I've been in your shoes several times before, searching the web, trying to piece together my problems -- extreme fatigue, racing heart, shortness of breath, feeling cold all of the time, repeated illnesses – and trying to make sense of it all. Was I sick?

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Guide to Anemia is an excellent resource for the Iron Deficiency Anemia patient. This book is backed by world-renowned Physicians that specialize in the field of Anemia. The book also boasts personal stories, genetics information, and much more.

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IDA & Diet

Diet is such a vital aspect of the Iron Deficiency Anemia patient's journey. This is why Iron Disorders Institute created a diet page specifically for the IDA patient. On this page, you can get diet tips, recipes, and much more. Follow the link below for more. 

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