What is the prognosis of Iron Deficiency?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Aug 09, 2011

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  • Iron deficiency is also known as anaemia.
  • The supply of red blood cells (RBCs) is affected.
  • Prognosis of iron deficiency anaemia is good.
  • Most people completely recover with slight dietary changes.

Sometimes we are not getting enough of a certain nutrient and not even be aware of it. An iron deficiency, known as anaemia, is one such condition. It can lead to serious problems and recognising the symptoms can help avoid many health concerns and complications.


iron deficiency prognosis


Iron deficiency (anaemia) can be caused by inadequate nutritional intake. Because of the lack of nutrient, the supply of red blood cells (RBCs) is affected and so are the body processes. Iron deficiency can affect anyone, irrespective of the age and gender. However, the nutrient deficiency is more common in women of childbearing age.

The complications associated with anaemia are change in skin tone, fatigue, constipations, unusual food cravings, loss of appetite, shortness of breath and feeling of coldness in your extremities.

Some facts on outcome of iron deficiency anaemia

  • Iron Deficiency is a common cause of anaemia but prognosis of Iron Deficiency anaemia (IDA) is good.
  • Most people with IDA recover completely with iron supplements and dietary changes.
  • Rarely blood transfusion or parenteral iron therapy (intramuscular iron injections or intravenous (IV) iron therapy) may be needed.


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