Iron Infusions

Our bodies need iron—yes, as in the metal, to function. Of course, you can’t actually eat chunks of the metal version, instead our bodies absorb iron from the food we eat and if our bodies have trouble getting enough iron, then an iron infusion may be necessary.

Some foods are higher in iron than others, red meat, spinach and dark chocolate are just a few of many examples.

Most people know that we need iron, but why?

Iron is used to make haemoglobin – the part of our red blood cells that carries oxygen around our body.

Iron is also important for muscle strength, energy and good mental function.

Low iron levels cause a myriad of symptoms.

If your iron levels are low, you may feel tired and not able to do normal daily activities.

As the amount of iron in the body falls even lower, the haemoglobin level drops below normal. This is known as iron deficiency anaemia.

Anaemia can significantly and negatively impact a person’s wellbeing.

Chest pain, a fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness or lightheadedness and cold hands and feet and further possible symptoms.

The most common way to treat iron deficiency is to take iron supplements in tablet or liquid form. For some people, this method is insufficient.

Iron infusions can help

What are iron infusions?

Iron infusions (also referred to as IV iron infusions) are a medical treatment used to replenish iron in the body.

They can offer a solution for many people with low iron levels, and even be necessary for individuals who have anaemia or other conditions that cause low iron levels.

IV Iron infusions can be administered at our clinic under the care of our professionals.

How iron infusions work.

The iron, typically a liquid saline solution, is given intravenously (through a vein) and takes about one to two hours to administer.

Before an iron infusion is performed, blood tests are requested to determine your correct dosage of iron

An intravenous solution, is used in the treatment of iron deficiency conditions with the aim to replenish iron stores and to correct anaemia.

You may experience some side effects, such as a metallic taste in the mouth, nausea, or a warm sensation during the infusion period, but this varies from person to person.

Who are iron infusions for?

Iron infusions are typically recommended for individuals who are unable to get enough iron from their diet or from oral iron supplements and can include those with gastrointestinal disorders, or those who have had certain types of surgery.

Pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers also may benefit from iron infusions, as they have increased iron needs.

It’s important to note that iron infusions are not recommended for everyone, so get in contact with our health experts on (03) 7068 5808 to find out if iron infusions are right for you.

Book your personalised iron infusion consultation today

Iron infusions can be a hugely beneficial medical treatment to replenish the body’s iron stores, but they aren’t a one-size-fits-all answer.

It’s important to consult with a professional before considering this treatment, as it may not be suitable for everyone and may have some side effects.

An Intravenous iron infusion may be necessary to increase depleted iron levels in the human body.
Iron is necessary for the human body to function properly.