Iron Infusions

Let SunMed Skin & Medical take care of your infusion needs

Struggling with constant fatigue, breathlessness and pale skin? These could be signs of an iron deficiency. While oral iron supplements are often the first line of defence, they can be ineffective or cause side effects for many individuals. Oral iron supplements are often the first line of treatment for iron deficiency. However, they can be poorly absorbed by the body, causing side effects like nausea and constipation. Iron infusions, on the other hand, bypass the digestive system and deliver iron directly into your bloodstream, offering several benefits:

  • Faster and more effective: Replenish iron stores quickly, often within a few sessions.
  • Reduced side effects: No digestive issues or discomfort associated with oral supplements.
  • Improved compliance: Easier to stick with treatment when it’s quick and painless.
  • Suitable for certain conditions: Ideal for patients with digestive disorders or malabsorption issues.

What is Iron Deficiency?

Iron is essential for carrying oxygen throughout the body, fuelling energy production and supporting immune function. When your iron levels fall below healthy levels it leads to iron deficiency anaemia, resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness and pale skin.

Why Choose SunMed Skin & Medical for Iron Infusion Therapy?

At SunMed Skin & Medical, we offer safe and effective iron infusion therapy under the care of our experienced medical team. We work closely with you to assess your iron status, discuss your options and create a customised treatment plan designed to restore your energy and wellbeing.

Personalised Care for Your Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency can arise from various factors, from heavy periods to chronic conditions like Crohn’s disease. The SunMed Skin & Medical team of doctors will work closely with you to diagnose the underlying cause of your iron deficiency and develop a personalised treatment plan.

We offer:

  • Comprehensive blood tests to assess iron levels and rule out other conditions.
  • Consultation with experienced iron deficiency specialists to determine the best course of treatment.
  • Safe and comfortable iron infusion sessions in a welcoming and professional environment.
Iron Infusion FAQs

How can I book my iron infusion?

Contact SunMed Skin & Medical to schedule a consultation and learn how iron infusions can help you regain your energy and live a vibrant life. You can schedule an appointment online today.

How long does an iron infusion take, and how many are typically needed?

The infusion itself usually takes 30-60 minutes. The number of infusions needed depends on your individual iron deficiency severity. Typically, 2-3 infusions are sufficient, spaced out over several weeks.

Are there any risks associated with iron infusions?

Like any medical procedure, iron infusions carry some potential risks, though serious complications are rare. These can include allergic reactions, low blood pressure, and temporary muscle pain. The team at SunMed Skin & Medical will discuss these risks in detail and ensure you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure.

How long does it take to feel better after an iron infusion?

Many patients experience an improvement in energy levels within days or weeks. However, it can take several months for your iron stores to fully replenish, leading to further symptom relief and long-term health benefits.

What happens during an iron infusion?

The intravenous iron medication is slowly dripped into your bloodstream through a small catheter in your arm. The process usually takes several hours, and you’ll be monitored by medical staff throughout. You may experience some mild side effects like nausea, headache, or flushing, but these typically resolve quickly.

How do I know if I need an iron infusion?

The most common indicator is a confirmed diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia, typically through blood tests. Symptoms like persistent fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath, and hair loss can also raise red flags. Our team at SunMed Skin & Medical will assess your iron levels and consider factors like ineffective oral iron absorption or underlying medical conditions to determine if an infusion is necessary.

Still have questions?

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