Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is a common condition in which the body does not have enough iron to produce adequate amounts of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the body’s tissues. This can lead to a range of symptoms and health problems.

At VITALIZE, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency anemia. Our team of expert naturopathic doctors is dedicated to helping patients with iron deficiency anemia find relief from their symptoms and improve their overall health and well-being.

Causes of Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Inadequate iron intake: A diet that is low in iron can lead to iron deficiency anemia.
  • Blood loss: Chronic blood loss, such as from heavy menstrual periods or gastrointestinal bleeding, can lead to iron deficiency anemia.
  • Pregnancy: Pregnant women have an increased need for iron to support fetal development, and may develop iron deficiency anemia if they do not consume enough iron.
  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or chronic kidney disease, can interfere with iron absorption and lead to iron deficiency anemia.

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency Anemia

The symptoms of iron deficiency anemia can vary from person to person, but common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale skin
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek medical attention.


Diagnosing iron deficiency anemia involves a series of tests, including a blood test to measure the levels of hemoglobin and ferritin (a protein that stores iron) in the body. In addition, we may order additional tests to evaluate the function of other organs and systems in the body.

At VITALIZE, we use the latest diagnostic tools and techniques to accurately diagnose iron deficiency anemia and determine the best course of treatment for each patient.

Blood vial being tested for iron deficiency


At VITALIZE, we offer a range of treatments for iron deficiency anemia, including:

  • Iron supplementation: We may recommend oral iron supplements to help increase iron levels in the body.  In more severe deficiencies, a series of iron IVs may be recommended.
  • Nutritional support: We may recommend dietary changes or supplements to support iron absorption.
  • Lifestyle changes: We work with each patient to develop a personalized plan to support overall health and well-being, which can include stress management, exercise, and sleep optimization.

At VITALIZE, we believe in taking a holistic approach to treating iron deficiency anemia. We work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals using naturopathic and functional medicine.

If you are suffering from iron deficiency anemia, don’t suffer in silence. Contact VITALIZE today to schedule a consultation and start your journey towards better iron health.

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