Anaemia

What is Anaemia?

Anaemia is a deficiency in the amount and size of red blood cells in the body. This results in a lack of circulating oxygen in the blood. The most common type of anaemia is iron deficiency anaemia. Common symptoms include fatigue, weakness, headaches, pale skin, and inability to regulate body temperature.

Iron deficiency anaemia is commonly found in menstruating women, individuals who have gastrointestinal disease (such as coeliac disease, Cronhn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease), vegetarians or vegans, and athletes.

How WE can help YOU

Nutritional strategies will be developed to improve your iron stores. During the assessment, an in depth analysis will be conducted, with a focus on your blood test results and diet history. An individualised plan will be developed, taking into account your lifestyle, culture and eating habits to ensure achievable goals.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Iron Deficiency Anaemia – Melbourne Haematology

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