Iron deficiency is a condition that can cause you to feel tired, weak, dizzy, and short of breath, among other symptoms. It can even make you want to eat dirt.
This article will discuss what an iron deficiency is and ways to treat it.
What is an iron deficiency?
As the name suggests, an iron deficiency happens when your body does not get enough iron. If your body does not have enough iron, it cannot make enough hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells that helps your red blood cells transport oxygen to the tissues throughout your body.
How can I treat my iron deficiency?
Generally, iron deficiency can be effectively treated with iron supplementation. There are several ways to get more iron into your body, including dietary changes, oral supplements, and IV therapy.
Eating more foods rich in iron is one of the easiest ways to get more iron. Iron-rich foods include spinach, dark leafy greens, red meat, and dried fruits like raisins.
Additionally, eating and drinking beverages high in vitamin C paired with iron-rich foods can help you increase your iron absorption. For example, you can have a snack of orange juice and raisins.
You can also take oral iron supplements in the form of pills. However, because oral supplements must go through your digestive system, they can cause side effects such as constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
The fastest, most effective way to treat iron deficiency is to have IV (intravenous) therapy. This method works faster than getting iron orally because the IV iron goes directly into your bloodstream and starts to work immediately since it does not go through your digestive system.
At-Home Iron Infusion With Drip Hydration
Drip Hydration offers iron IV infusions in the comfort of your home. This therapy involves an intravenous administration of our iron infusion blend. Our certified nurses come to your location to administer the therapy.
During this time, you can do anything you’d like, such as relax under a warm blanket or watch TV. Drip Hydration will also go to hotels, worksites, or other locations upon request.