Women’s Health: The Impact of Iron Deficiency

A narrative review discussed current definitions, causes, and treatment of iron deficiency and anaemia in women. Researchers noted that current treatments fall short, needing advancements in safer, more effective iron supplements and more data on intravenous iron. The narrative concluded that collaboration with patients and public is vital for effective research, particularly in new iron dosing methods and evaluating intravenous iron’s long-term role.

Reference: Benson CS, Shah A, Stanworth SJ, et al. The effect of iron deficiency and anaemia on women’s health. Anaesthesia. 2021 Apr;76 Suppl 4:84-95. doi: 10.1111/anae.15405. PMID: 33682105.

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