Anaemia caused by iron deficiency

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Anaemia caused by iron deficiency Iron deficiency anaemia is a form of anaemia caused by a lack of available iron. It is the commonest type of anaemia worldwide. Symptoms In the west iron deficiency is most common in: Infants of both sexes Women of child bearing age (due to menstrual blood loss) The elderly Iron deficiency has many varying consequences: In pregnancy Low birth weight, prematurity and perinatal mortality. In children Associated with psycho-motor impairment, and delayed cognitive development – replacement has immediate and long term beneficial effects. Iron deficient individuals also have decreased work capacity. Further symptoms include: Lassitude fatigue SOB on exertion palpitations angina intermittent claudication headache vertigo light-headedness visual disturbance
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drowsiness anorexia nausea menstrual disturbance loss of libido Signs: Pallor tachycardia wide pulse pressure with capillary pulsation
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