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Iron Deficiency Anemia Specialist

Holistic Medical Center of Hawaii

Pritam Tapryal, MD

Integrative Medicine Physician & Hormone Replacement Therapy located in Honolulu, HI

We all have days when our daily chores outweigh the amount of energy we have to get things done.

However, if you have fatigue that you just can't shake off you may have iron-deficiency anemia. As the name implies, iron deficiency anemia means that your body does not have enough iron.

Without enough iron, red blood cells cannot carry oxygen to the body's tissues.

As a result, iron- deficiency anemia can leave you tired and short of breath.

At the Holistic Medical Center of Hawaii, Dr. Tapryal can help raise your iron levels quickly so that you can experience a dramatic improvement in your well-being. 

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is a very common problem worldwide, especially in women.

It is one of the most common causes of lack of energy, feeling low, slow, and chronically fatigued.

If you have these symptoms, you could be suffering from iron deficiency anemia.

Iron deficiency anemia occurs when your body does not have enough iron which it needs to make "hemoglobin". Hemoglobin is essential for transporting oxygen to the tissues.

When there isn't enough iron in your blood the rest of the body cannot get the amount of oxygen it needs. As a result,  you may feel short of breath,  tired, weak, cold, dizzy, or lightheaded.

Fortunately, iron deficiency anemia can be corrected easily.

Lab tests are required to confirm anemia.

Lower than normal hemoglobin and ferritin levels indicate anemia.

Treatment of anemia includes supplementation of iron and a focus on the underlying cause.

Oral iron supplementation, which is the most commonly used method has an absorption rate of approximately 10 percent, so it may take months to restore blood iron levels back to an optimal level.

At Holistic Medical Center we offer iron infusions to correct iron deficiency anemia quickly and effectively. 

Once the anemia is corrected, patients report feeling better and more energetic soon after.



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