Iron Therapy IV;
Iron deficiency is the most common deficiency symptom in humans. The following people suffer more and more iron deficiency:
• Women in menstrual age
• Children (children with ADH and ADD often have iron deficiency)
• Adults of the third age ( from 65 Jahren )
• People with chronic skin diseases (atopic dermatitis, psoriasis)
The symptoms of iron deficiency are multiple, including: Exhaustion, lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, depressive mood, irritability, mood swings, sleep disorders, dizziness, brittle nails, susceptibility to infection, deterioration in sports activities, etc.
To carry out the Diagnosis of iron deficiency, in addition to an adequate history, the studies of the laboratory studies (hemoglobin, ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor, transferrin, C-reactive protein) are determinant.
In our Praxis we perform oral and IV iron deficiency therapy. The realization of Iron Therapy IV has clear indications: Ferritin level and Transferrin Saturation, intolerance and poor absorption of iron in the intestine, etc.
Iron infusion therapy depends on the severity, we usually perform 2 to 6 infusions with the Venofer iron preparation (Iron sucrose). For patients with iron deficiency anemia, we use the highly concentrated drug, iron carboxymethose (Ferinject).
A next medical review with ferritin measurement is scheduled after 3 months. Then other measures to prevent iron deficiency will be discussed.