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This loss must be compensated by increasing iron absorption and intake. Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA):
Iron IDA in women at child bearing age (reproductive age): During pregnancy, the iron demand is increased to: 1. Supply enough iron for synthesis of RBC in the baby.
2.Synthesize more RBC in mother because blood volume of the mother is increased. Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA):
Iron IDA in women at child bearing age (reproductive age): Additional amount of iron is lost during labour. The demand of pregnant women of iron is increased with the progress of the pregnancy. For the above reasons IDA is more common in females than males during the reproductive years (~ 14 45 years). Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA):
* Gastrointestinal bleeding is the most common cause of IDA in menopausal women and adult men. * Gastrointestinal bleeding is due to: 1.Gastric erosions 2.Peptic ulcers 3.Neoplastic disease
* IDA in tropical and subtropical regions could arise from infestation with parasites l...
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