At Capstone Medical Centre Southbank We Offer Iron Injection

We are currently accepting referrals to our Iron infusion clinic

Iron Infusion

Iron Infusion

When it comes to injecting iron, it refers to administering liquid iron directly into a vein. This type of treatment is also known as intravenous (IV) treatment. An iron injection is one of the ways to treat iron deficiency anemia

What is Iron injection

When it comes to injecting iron, it refers to administering liquid iron directly into a vein. This type of treatment is also known as intravenous (IV) treatment.

An iron injection is one of the ways to treat iron deficiency anemia

Why Iron injection

Why iron injections are sometimes preferred over other methods, for example, orally. The main reason is fast access to blood flow, so the absorption of liquid medicine or nutrients is faster and more effective.

If you have iron-deficiency anemia, your doctor may prescribe an iron injection. Iron deficiency anemia is usually treated with dietary supplements, iron pills, and dietary changes. However, if a patient with iron deficiency anemia has any of the following, your doctor may prescribe an iron injection. These include:

  • Severe iron deficiency anaemia, in which blood transfusions cause medical complications
  • The patient can’t tolerate the side effects of iron tablets
  • Due to gastrointestinal diseases, the patient cannot absorb oral iron through the intestine.

What we offer

For iron infusion, no referral is required, however, your Gp can refer you for iron infusion to Capstone Iron Infusion Clinic just need to provide a recent Iron Studies and Liver Function Test.

Iron infusions at the capstone Iron infusion clinic will take approximately 30mins. You will be monitored closely by our doctor and nurse during the time of iron infusion. A private fee will be charged for the infusion please check our fees

Like all medication, obviously, there are some uncommon risks with minor side effects such as a cold feeling in the arm and Facial flushing. Also, anaphylaxis is a very uncommon side effect, which if untreated can be life-threatening. Our iron infusion clinic is equipped to treat such reactions.

During the injection, the patient may experience a taste disturbance, hot flashes, skin blemishes at the injection site, fever and itching at the injection site. If you experience severe pain or discoloration at the injection site or severe changes in your heart rate, respiration or digestive system, please inform your doctor and nurse immediately. And if you are worried about the side effects of iron injections, please consult your doctor.

What Is Iron Deficiency

iron plays an important role in our body. It supports the processes of metabolism, facilitates the transport of oxygen and is responsible for blood formation. Furthermore, at the present state of knowledge, iron would also play an important role in the exchange of information between nerve cells Some people have lower supplies of iron in their blood than others. These groups include:

  • Those who have experienced significant blood loss from cancers, ulcers, and heavy periods, for example.
  • Those who eat a diet that is very low in iron.
  • Those who take medicines that affect the body’s ability to use iron to make hemoglobin.
  • Those who have a condition that uses up more iron, such as kidney failure or pregnancy.

A doctor can perform a range of blood tests and check a person’s iron levels to determine if they are Iron deficiency anemia A variety of medical reasons can cause low iron levels, so a doctor will also check someone’s blood for the types of iron present, to ensure that it is the lack of iron that is causing the anemia. If so, the condition is known as iron-deficiency anemia.

Symptoms Of Iron Deficiency Anemia

  • Muscle weakness
  • Tiredness
  • Little resistance
  • Lack of concentration, bad memory
  • Headache
  • Mood swings
  • Brittle nails, hair loss, dry skin, cuts in the corners of the mouth
  • appetite for clay and earth

What happens during an IV iron infusion?

The iron infusion is given through a needle that is directly placed into a vein (usually in the back of your hand or arm). The iron fluid is slowly dripped into your bloodstream and mixes with the blood in your body. There is nothing special that you need to do to get ready for the day of iron infusion (e.g., you don’t need to fast). Unless you have an unexpected reaction, you.

 An iron infusion involves:

An Investigation Of Your Medical History

An investigation of your medical history to ensure you are suitable

 

An Investigation Of Your Medical History

  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Have asthma, eczema or other allergies
  • History of high iron levels, hemochromatosis or liver problems
  • Any medications you may be taking

You Are Monitored You Closely

A staff member will monitor you closely throughout the process. The process may take 20 to 30 minutes.

 

There is nothing special that you need to do to get ready for the day of iron infusion (e.g., you don’t need to fast). Unless you have an unexpected reaction, you will be able to drive home and undertake normal activities immediately after the infusion.

Often, this condition is treated by simple oral iron supplements that can be taken daily. However, depending on certain factors, including your medical history and your ability to tolerate the side effects, you may not be able to take oral iron supplements. If your iron level is dangerously low, intravenous (IV) iron is given in order to quickly raise your body’s iron level.

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