Iron deficiency anemia in women across the life span

Arnold J. Friedman, Zhao Chen, Patricia Ford, Cynda Ann Johnson, Ana Maria Lopez, Aryeh Shander, Jonathan H. Waters, David Van Wyck

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Abstract

Anemia is a global health issue with disproportionately high prevalence in women. In addition to being an independent risk factor for decreased quality of life and increased morbidity and mortality, anemia in women has been linked to unfavorable outcomes of pregnancy and other issues for children born to anemic women. Iron deficiency is the leading cause of anemia in many populations. Guidelines recommend proactive screening for anemia, particularly in the preoperative setting. Once anemia is diagnosed, treatment should be based on etiology (most commonly, iron deficiency followed, in order of prevalence, by inflammation or chronic disease). Iron supplementation (oral and intravenous) offers safe and effective treatment for anemia associated with iron deficiency. Anemia of chronic disease may be more challenging to treat, and attention must be given to the underlying disease, along with use of hematinic agents. Given its enormous impact on the health and well-being of women and the availability of simple and effective treatment options, anemia should never be left unmanaged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1282-1289
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Women's Health
Volume21
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

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Iron-Deficiency Anemias
Anemia
Iron
Chronic Disease
Hematinics
Pregnancy Outcome
Therapeutics
Quality of Life
Guidelines
Inflammation
Morbidity
Mortality
Health

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Friedman, A. J., Chen, Z., Ford, P., Johnson, C. A., Lopez, A. M., Shander, A., ... Van Wyck, D. (2012). Iron deficiency anemia in women across the life span. Journal of Women's Health, 21(12), 1282-1289. https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2012.3713

Iron deficiency anemia in women across the life span. / Friedman, Arnold J.; Chen, Zhao; Ford, Patricia; Johnson, Cynda Ann; Lopez, Ana Maria; Shander, Aryeh; Waters, Jonathan H.; Van Wyck, David.

In: Journal of Women's Health, Vol. 21, No. 12, 01.12.2012, p. 1282-1289.

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Friedman, AJ, Chen, Z, Ford, P, Johnson, CA, Lopez, AM, Shander, A, Waters, JH & Van Wyck, D 2012, 'Iron deficiency anemia in women across the life span', Journal of Women's Health, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 1282-1289. https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2012.3713
Friedman, Arnold J. ; Chen, Zhao ; Ford, Patricia ; Johnson, Cynda Ann ; Lopez, Ana Maria ; Shander, Aryeh ; Waters, Jonathan H. ; Van Wyck, David. / Iron deficiency anemia in women across the life span. In: Journal of Women's Health. 2012 ; Vol. 21, No. 12. pp. 1282-1289.
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