In this episode, Christie interviews Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya from the WA Iron Centre on iron deficiency, what it means, how to recognise the symptoms and how to manage iron deficiency versus anaemia.
Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya, aka “Iron Man”, is a leading general practitioner in Perth, with specialised interest in iron deficiency. He developed the first community-based iron infusion facility in Australia which allowed for easier and safe access to intravenous iron for the community. Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya consults and lectures widely throughout Australia promoting the better management of iron deficiency to improve outcomes for patients. He is also actively involved in various research programs and contributes to policy in the area of patient blood management. So, we can’t put into words how thrilled we are to share his knowledge and experience with you.
Iron is such a key topic in health, as 25% of the world’s population are affected by iron deficiency, while 40% of women under the age of 50 are iron deficient, many of whom mightn’t be aware of it. We think you’ll love the learning in this episode!
What low iron means and how to spot the symptoms
What the difference is between low iron and anaemia
How to manage iron deficiency and anaemia
PLUS, we answer YOUR questions on all things iron supplements, maintaining iron stores and concerns around intravenous iron staining.
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