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What is Iron Deficiency
Iron deficiency is a serious health problem and according to the World Health Organisation, is the most common nutritional disorder in the world. Iron deficiency impacts quality of life, can be a predisposition to other diseases and may reduce a person’s life expectancy.
It is estimated that approximately 12% of the Australian population is affected, with 40% of women under the age of 50 being the most likely to experience iron deficiency.
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How we can help
Dr Jayasuriya is a leading expert in iron within Australia
A dedicated Iron Centre provides a specialised and focused approach to the management of iron deficiency, a serious condition which needs specialised advice and services
We provide a comprehensive and holistic healthcare experience
At the WA Iron Centre, patient safety is our priority. Using the latest technology means safer iron infusions for our patients.
Friendly, caring staff who put our patients needs first
The WA Iron Centre is set up within the Belgravia Arts Community Gallery, a wonderful collection of local community art.
Symptoms of Iron Deficiency
Once the deficiency occurs there is a wide range of symptoms that can occur ranging from tiredness and fatigue, to problems thinking and concentrating. The symptoms people get depend on which cellular systems and processes are affected the most.
Treating Iron Deficiency
There are two elements in treating iron deficiency.
Replenishing the iron stores
Identifying and treating the cause of the iron deficiency
The treatment of iron deficiency includes the replenishment of iron stores, and the identification and treatment of the underlying causes. For optimal management, both treatment options need to be completed. Managing iron deficiency is therefore not straightforward and requires a personalised and holistic approach. The WA Iron Centre uses a multidisciplinary team of health professionals to tailor the optimal and safest way to replace your iron, as well as undertake investigations to identify and treat the cause of your iron deficiency.
Iron treatment, particularly intravenous therapy, carries risks such as permanent staining of the skin. While these are not common, they do occur and therefore it is essential that treatment choices are made carefully and administered in the safest possible way. The WA Iron Centre uses state-of-the-art technology to insert a cannula in your arm to minimise the risk of inadvertent leakage of iron. The WA Iron Centre can coordinate with other health specialists such as gynaecologists, radiologists or gastroenterologists who may be needed to manage your underlying problem that caused the iron deficiency.