Overview

Anemia occurs when a person has lower-than-normal levels of red blood cells (RBCs) in the blood. According to the American Society of Hematology, there are many factors that can contribute to lower-than-normal RBC counts, including age, viral inf[read article]

Tests for Iron Deficiency Anemia

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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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A serum hemoglobin test measures the amount of free-floating hemoglobin in your blood serum. Serum is the liquid that is left over from your blood plasma when the r...  More
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Your body relies on iron to carry oxygen to its cells. Without enough iron, your cells can starve for oxygen, causing a number of unpleasant symptoms. Too much iron...  More
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Total iron binding capacity (TIBC) is a blood test that measures iron levels in the blood. The test helps measure the ability of a protein called transferrin to car...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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As its name suggests, a serum iron test measures how much iron is in your serum. Serum is the liquid that is left over from your blood plasma when the red blood cel...  More
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Imagine red blood cells as the subway system of your blood. They transport oxygen and nutrients to various locations in your body, making their role vital to your h...  More
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Mean Cell Hemoglobin Concentration Test
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Mean Cell Hemoglobin Test
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Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) Test
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The red blood cell indices (RBC indices) are part of a routine blood test called the complete blood count (CBC). The CBC is used as a measure of general health. It ...  More
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Red Blood Cell Morphology Test
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Reticulocytes are immature red blood cells. A reticulocyte count (also known as a retic count, reticulocyte index, or corrected reticulocyte) is a measurement and p...  More
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Transferrin measurement
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Fecal Occult Blood Test
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Total iron binding capacity (TIBC) is a blood test that measures iron levels in the blood. The test helps measure the ability of a protein called transferrin to car...  More
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A blood smear is a diagnostic test used to look for abnormalities within the blood. The cell types are examined under a microscope for unusual shapes or sizes. Ther...  More
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As its name suggests, a serum iron test measures how much iron is in your serum. Serum is the liquid that is left over from your blood plasma when the red blood cel...  More
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Medical Procedures for Iron Deficiency Anemia

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Blood Transfusion
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Erythrocyte Transfusion
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Prescribed Medications for Iron Deficiency Anemia

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IRON (AHY ern) replaces iron that is essential to healthy red blood cells. Iron is used to treat iron deficiency anemia. Anemia may cause problems like tiredness, s...  More
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IRON DEXTRAN (AHY ern DEX tran) is an iron complex. Iron is used to make healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients through the body. This medicine i...  More
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IRON (AHY ern) replaces iron that is essential to healthy red blood cells. Iron is used to treat iron deficiency anemia. Anemia may cause problems like tiredness, s...  More
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ferrous gluconate
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POLYSACCHARIDE-IRON COMPLEX (pol ee SAK uh rahyd - ahy ern KOM pleks) is an iron supplement. This medicine is used to treat anemia caused by low iron levels.  More
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IRON SUCROSE (AHY ern SOO krohs) is an iron complex. Iron is used to make healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. This medici...  More
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SODIUM FERRIC GLUCONATE COMPLEX (SOE dee um FER ik GLOO koe nate KOM pleks) is an iron replacement. It is used with epoetin therapy to treat low iron levels in pati...  More
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FERUMOXYTOL is an iron complex. Iron is used to make healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. This medicine is used to treat i...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Iron Deficiency Anemia

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IRON (AHY ern) replaces iron that is essential to healthy red blood cells. Iron is used to treat iron deficiency anemia. Anemia may cause problems like tiredness, s...  More
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IRON (AHY ern) replaces iron that is essential to healthy red blood cells. Iron is used to treat iron deficiency anemia. Anemia may cause problems like tiredness, s...  More
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ferrous gluconate
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POLYSACCHARIDE-IRON COMPLEX (pol ee SAK uh rahyd - ahy ern KOM pleks) is an iron supplement. This medicine is used to treat anemia caused by low iron levels.  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Iron Deficiency Anemia What's this?

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Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins involved in oxygen transport and metabolism. Iron is also an essential cofactor in the synthesis...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is derived from two sources: preformed retinoids and provitamin carotenoids. Retinoids, such as retinal and retinoic ac...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Taurine, or 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, was originally discovered in ox ( Bos taurus ) bile and was named after taurus, or bull. A nonessential amino acid-like comp...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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