Iron Deficiency Anemia

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Iron is one of the essential elements that our bodies need to function correctly. Its primary function is blood production, and about 70% of our body’s iron is found in the red blood cells and muscle cells. The iron found in red blood cells and muscle cells is known as hemoglobin and myoglobin, respectively. When our bodies lack sufficient iron, we become anemic and develop breathing problems. Luckily, Iron Deficiency Treatment Dubai can help us improve iron deficiency in our blood.

What is iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency, commonly referred to as anemia, is a condition in which the red blood cells have reduced levels of iron. Due to the lack of iron, the red blood cells cannot produce the required amount of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is essential for red blood cells to provide oxygen to all the organs and tissue. However, due to a lack of iron, most organs do not get enough oxygen, making it hard to perform routine activities. Individuals suffering from anemia usually have conditions like shortness of breath and constant fatigue.

Causes of Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency has a number of causes. Some of these causes are as follows:

  • Insufficient Iron Intake
  • Inability to Absorb Iron
  • Blood Loss
  • Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Heavy Menstruation
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding due to Excessive Use of OTC Pain Medication
  • Slow Chronic Blood Loss caused by Colorectal Cancer, Peptic Ulcer, or Hiatal Hernia

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

The symptoms and signs of iron deficiency are relatively noticeable. Some of these symptoms are as follows:

  • Fatigue
  • Pale Skin
  • Weakness
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling Sensation in the Legs
  • Tongue Soreness
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Headaches
  • Cold Hands and Feet
  • Strange Cravings like to Eat Clay, Dirt, or Ice
  • Brittle Nails
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Treatment Techniques

There are different techniques for Anaemia Treatment Dubai. Generally, the doctor decides which treatment suits each individual, depending on the type of their anemia. Some of these treatment techniques are as follows:

Iron Supplements

The best possible treatment for iron deficiency is taking iron supplements. These tablets help restore the iron levels in the body. Generally, doctors recommend taking iron supplements on an empty stomach. Your doctor determines for how long you have to take these supplements, but usually, they should be taken for at least 3 months.


An iron-rich diet is one of the primary ways of getting rid of iron deficiency. Some food items rich in iron are as follows:

  • Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Red Meat
  • Nuts
  • Dried Fruits
  • Iron Fortified Cereals

Treating the Underlying Causes

Usually, iron deficiency occurs due to an underlying cause. So, if the dietary changes and supplements do not help, your doctor may diagnose and treat the underlying cause. For instance, if the deficiency is due to an ulcer, the doctor will treat the ulcer, and that will bring iron levels to normal.

Cost of the Treatment

There is no fixed price for Iron Deficiency Treatment in Dubai because it depends on several variable factors. Some of these factors are as follows:

  • Severity of the condition
  • Treatment technique
  • Doctor’s expertise
  • Clinic’s location

So, if you want to know the exact treatment price in your case, please consult an expert.

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Consult an Expert

If you are suffering from iron deficiency or have anemia, you should make some lifestyle changes. While dietary changes can make a difference, sometimes they are not enough. In such scenarios, you need another treatment that offers instant and more permanent results. You can consult an expert at the Euromed® Clinic Center by filling out the online form or calling us.


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