If you are feeling tired, weak, or have trouble breathing, you may have iron deficiency anemia. Iron deficiency anemia occurs when there is not enough iron in your body to make a protein found in red blood cells called “hemoglobin”. This protein is responsible for carrying oxygen to your body’s tissues. Fortunately, there is a treatment for this condition called an intravenous (IV) iron infusion.
SeeBeyond Medicine provides safe and efficient IV Iron Infusion services for patients with iron deficiency anemia, and other conditions that require iron supplementation. Our team of experienced medical practitioners ensures a comfortable and effective treatment experience for all. Contact us today to learn more about our IV Iron Infusion.
What is IV Iron Infusion?
IV iron infusion is a procedure where iron is administered directly into a patient’s bloodstream through a vein in the arm. The iron is delivered to the bone marrow, where it is used to produce red blood cells. IV iron infusion is used to treat iron deficiency anemia when oral iron supplements are not effective, tolerated, or not appropriate.
IV Iron Infusion vs. Oral Iron Supplement
IV iron infusion is typically used when oral iron supplements are not effective or appropriate. Oral iron supplements can take several weeks to months to increase iron levels in the body, and they can cause side effects such as constipation, nausea, and abdominal pain.
Intravenous iron therapy, on the other hand, can rapidly increase iron levels in the body and is generally well-tolerated. However, it does carry some risks.
How Does IV Iron Infusion Work?
IV Iron Infusion works by rapidly replenishing iron stores in the body, as it delivers iron directly into the bloodstream. The iron is diluted with a saline solution, which is either pumped into your vein or uses gravity to slowly drip down the tube and into your vein. IV Iron Infusion is an effective and safe treatment option for patients with iron deficiency anemia who are unable to tolerate or absorb oral iron supplements.
Benefits of IV Iron Infusion
IV iron infusion has several benefits, including:
- Rapidly increases iron levels in the body
- Can improve anemia symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath
- Can reduce the need for blood transfusions
- Can improve exercise capacity and quality of life
Who Needs IV Iron Infusion?
IV iron infusion is typically used to treat iron deficiency anemia in patients who cannot tolerate oral iron supplements or when oral supplements are not effective. Patients who may benefit from IV iron infusion include those with:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s disease (GI Disorders causing bleeding)
- Chronic kidney disease
Risks of IV Iron Infusion
While IV iron infusion is generally safe, there are some risks associated with the procedure, including:
- Allergic reactions, such as hives or difficulty breathing
- Infection at the injection site
- Headache, dizziness, or low blood pressure
- Nausea or vomiting
- Joint or muscle pain
What to Expect During IV Iron Infusion
IV iron infusion is typically administered in an outpatient setting, such as a hospital, a clinic, or an infusion center. The procedure takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the type and dose of iron being administered.
Before the infusion
A physical exam and review will be performed to know your medical history to ensure that IV iron infusion is safe and appropriate for you. In some cases, we may ask you to fast for a few hours before the procedure.
During the infusion
A needle will be inserted into a vein in your arm, and the iron will be administered slowly over a period of time. You may feel some discomfort or a warm sensation at the injection site.
After the infusion
You will be monitored for a short period of time to ensure that you do not have any adverse reactions. We will also provide some instructions on how to care for the injection site.
Get Your IV Iron Infusion from SeeBeyond Medicine Today
If you’re suffering from iron deficiency anemia and looking for a safe and effective treatment option, consider getting your intravenous iron infusion from SeeBeyond Medicine. Our experienced practitioners use state-of-the-art facilities and a personalized care approach to ensure you receive the best possible care.
With our integrative medicine approach, we not only treat your iron deficiency anemia but also address underlying causes and improve your overall health. Don’t let iron deficiency anemia hold you back from living your life to the fullest. Contact SeeBeyond Medicine today to schedule your IV Iron Infusion and take the first step towards feeling better and improving your iron levels.
Get Convenient and Effective IV Iron Infusion Treatment with SeeBeyond Medicine’s Mobile Services
We understand that getting medical treatment can be challenging, especially if you have a busy schedule or limited mobility. That’s why we offer mobile IV therapy services, including IV Iron Therapy, that allow you to receive the treatment you need in the comfort of your own home or office.
Our process is easy. Just follow the steps below:
- Pick Services. Visit our medical service catalog and choose the IV Iron Infusion service that’s right for you. Add it to your shopping cart and check out.
- Schedule Appointment. Once we receive your order, we’ll contact you to schedule an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you. We’ll confirm the date and appointment time by phone, so you can be sure of when to expect us.
- Receive Services. On the day of your appointment, one of our experienced nurses will travel to your residence or business and administer the IV Iron Infusion treatment. Our nurses are trained to provide safe and effective care, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is IV iron infusion painful?
The infusion itself should not be painful, but you may feel some discomfort or a warm sensation at the injection site.
How long does the effect of IV iron infusion last?
The effects of IV iron infusion can last for several months, but the duration may vary depending on the individual and the underlying cause of anemia.
What should I do if I have an adverse reaction during the infusion?
If you have an adverse allergic reaction during the infusion, alert our practitioners immediately. They will monitor you closely and take appropriate measures to manage the reaction.
Are there any restrictions after the infusion?
We advise that you avoid heavy physical activity or certain medications for a period of time after the infusion. Additional instructions may be given depending on your condition, but it is important that you abide by these to ensure a safe and successful recovery.