Iron deficiency is the leading cause of anemia worldwide. Iron deficiency anemia is a condition characterized by blood that is inable to carry the normal amount of oxygen. (This results from the lack of iron, an important metal required for oxygen carriage.) Mild iron deficiency anemia is often asymptomatic, but persistent anemia can result in any number of symptoms, including: * Pale skin color * Blue tinge to sclerae (whites of eyes) * Fatigue * Irritability * Weakness * Shortness of breath * Sore tongue * Brittle nails * Unusual food cravings (called pica) * Decreased appetite (especially in children) * Headache - frontal Physicians often perform a number of tests on patients with suspected anemia. These tests will reveal a low hematocrit, low hemoglobin, and low red blood cell count. In addition, a sample of blood smeared on a slide will show small red blood cells with pale centers. Iron studies will show low serum ferritin, high serum transferrin, and high total serum binding capacity.
anameia aka iron deficiency -lack of iron in your diet
Anemia: specifically iron-deficiency anemia.
There are a number of characteristics that will show when children have an iron deficiency. Children with an iron deficiency are typically cold and pale.
There is no difference. I have Iron Deficiency Anemia myself. Its just a lack of iron. That's all.
I have heard that it can be a symptom, but it doesn't MEAN you have an iron deficiency.
low level of HB in blood is called manifest iron deficiency.
Lower RBC count which could be caused due to specific iron deficiency diseases. For example, Hemacromatosis would be considered a chronic iron def. disease
Symptoms of iron deficiency can occur even before the condition has progressed to iron deficiency anaemia. Symptoms of iron deficiency are not unique to iron deficiency (ie not pathognomonic). Iron is needed for many enzymes to function normally, so a wide range of symptoms may eventually emerge, either as the secondary result of the anemia, or as other primary results of iron deficiency. Symptoms of iron deficiency include:FatiguePallorIrritabilityWeaknessPica (urge to eat non-food items)11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_deficiency
Iron deficiency is body iron stores below the normal level as reflected by serum ferritin level of less than 12 ng/ ml, while iron deficient erythropoiesis mean that erythrocytes are produced deficient in iron or hypochromic. and iron deficiency anemia is the final step of uncorrected iron deficiency that is overt iron deficiency manifested by decreased hemoglobin level below normal (females < 12 g/dl, males < 14 g/ dl)
A: Iron replacement.
Iron Anaemia occurs due to the deficiency of ironas well as folic acid.
Anemia is a deficiency of iron in the blood.
Vitamin b 12 deficiency Folate deficiency Iron deficiency
Iron-deficiency anemia occurs when there is insufficient iron from dietary sources, or as a result of blood loss in the body.
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it is higher in people with iron deficiency
by not eating enough iron
Iron Deficiency Anemia.
haemoglobin is the iron containing protein that attatches to your red blood cells. When doctors do blood tests and your haemoglobin is low then they will tell you that you have anemia, which is iron deficiency.
vitamin b12 deficiency and iron deficiency anemia