An iron infusion refers to a medical procedure where iron is administered directly into a person's bloodstream. At Labrador Park Medical, we offer iron infusions, when medically appropriate to an individual's specific circumstances.
Iron is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in the production of haemoglobin, a protein responsible for carrying oxygen to various tissues and organs. When iron levels are low, it can lead to anaemia, causing symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, and pale skin. Iron infusions are usually recommended when oral iron supplements are ineffective or not tolerated by the patient.
During the procedure, a healthcare professional will administer iron solution intravenously, meaning it is delivered directly into a vein. The infusion may take several minutes to a few hours, depending upon the specific treatment protocol.
Iron Infusion Benefits
Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anaemia
Rapid Replenishment of Iron Levels
Improved Quality of Life
Avoiding Side Effects from Oral Iron
Treatment of Underlying Health Conditions
It's important to be aware that the benefits and suitability of iron infusions may vary depending on an individual's specific circumstance. It is recommended to book a consult with a doctor for a proper diagnosis and personalised treatment plan.