Common causes of iron deficiency in adults include inadequate dietary intake, chronic blood loss, times of increased need such as pregnancy, and vigorous exercise. For some people, an inability to absorb iron may be the cause. Treatment for iron deficiency anaemia includes adding iron-rich foods to Page last reviewed: 29 Sep
Iron deficiency anemia occurs when the body does not have enough iron. It is the most common form of anemia and symptoms can include general fatigue, shortness of breath, and tongue swelling. We Author: Jacquelyn Cafasso And Rachel Nall.
Challenges in the treatment of iron deficiency include finding and addressing the underlying cause and the selection of an iron replacement product that meets the needs of the patient. This topic review discusses the management of iron deficiency anemia in adults. The causes and diagnosis of iron deficiency in adults are presented separately.
Jul 29, · The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Accrufer (ferric maltol; Shield Therapeutics) for the treatment of iron deficiency in adults. Accrufer is an oral treatment that provides an Author: Diana Ernst, Rph.