• pica
  • Symptoms of iron deficiency include: fatigue dizziness/lightheadedness pallor hair loss twitches irritability weakness pica brittle or grooved nails hair thinning Plummer-Vinson syndrome: painful atrophy of the mucous membrane covering the tongue, the pharynx and the esophagus impaired immune function pagophagia restless legs syndrome Continued iron deficiency may progress to anaemia and worsening fatigue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Geomelophagia is an unusual pica (medical eating disorder) in iron-deficiency anemia and is characterized by abnormal ingestion of raw potatoes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Folk wisdom (and some early investigators) maintained that pica reflected an appetite to compensate for nutritional deficiencies, such as low iron or zinc. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some forms of pica (as in pregnant women who are iron deficient) can be treated by supplementing the nutrient. (wikipedia.org)
  • pregnancy
  • Full-term newborns, born to healthy mothers, have iron that they get during the last 3 months of pregnancy. (rochester.edu)
  • At 4 to 6 months of age, the iron stored during pregnancy is at a low level. (rochester.edu)
  • include
  • Any child with a diet that doesn't include enough iron. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • When anemia comes on slowly the symptoms are often vague and may include: feeling tired, weakness, shortness of breath or a poor ability to exercise. (ranker.com)
  • Anemia that comes on quickly often has greater symptoms which may include: confusion, feeling like one is going to pass out, and increased thirst. (ranker.com)
  • Common symptoms associated with moderate to severe iron-deficiency anemia include dizziness, fatigue, cold hands and feet, brittle nails, and a tingling feeling in the legs, states Healthline. (reference.com)
  • Signs of iron deficiency include fatigue, pale skin, restless leg syndrome, brittle hands and fast heartbeat. (reference.com)
  • They include cereal that has iron added, red meats, and vegetables with iron. (rochester.edu)
  • However, it can include decreased oxygen-binding ability of each hemoglobin molecule due to deformity or lack in numerical development as in some other types of hemoglobin deficiency. (wikipedia.org)
  • The three main classes of anemia include excessive blood loss (acutely such as a hemorrhage or chronically through low-volume loss), excessive blood cell destruction (hemolysis) or deficient red blood cell production (ineffective hematopoiesis). (wikipedia.org)
  • Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, and tiredness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Causes of decreased production include iron deficiency, a lack of vitamin B12, thalassemia, and a number of neoplasms of the bone marrow. (wikipedia.org)
  • Causes of increased breakdown include a number of genetic conditions such as sickle cell anemia, infections like malaria, and certain autoimmune diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other side effects, which may occur with excessive use, include iron overload and iron toxicity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Injectable forms include iron dextran and iron sucrose. (wikipedia.org)
  • severe anemia
  • Erythropoiesis-stimulating medications are only recommended in those with severe anemia. (wikipedia.org)
  • In very severe anemia, the body may compensate for the lack of oxygen-carrying capability of the blood by increasing cardiac output. (wikipedia.org)
  • In severe anemia, there may be signs of a hyperdynamic circulation: tachycardia (a fast heart rate), bounding pulse, flow murmurs, and cardiac ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement). (wikipedia.org)
  • The advisory caution to use blood transfusion only with more severe anemia is in part due to evidence that outcomes are worsened if larger amounts are given. (wikipedia.org)
  • child's
  • Our doctors can help find out if some other condition, like inflammatory bowel disease , is affecting your child's iron level. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Blood tests can be done to measure the amount of iron in your child's body. (rochester.edu)
  • pills
  • Iron drops or pills are taken over several months to increase iron levels in the blood. (rochester.edu)
  • Among patients with a certain type of heart failure and iron deficiency, high-dose iron pills did not improve exercise capacity over 16 weeks, according to a study published by JAMA. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Certain groups of individuals, such as pregnant women, benefit from the use of iron pills for prevention. (wikipedia.org)