Hey girlfriends (and guy friends too), Ronnetta Griffin invites you to come along for a behind-the-scenes look at IV Iron Infusions! In The Girlfriends' Guide to Iron Infusions, Ronnetta takes you through her own personal experience over the course of six days for four IV Iron Infusions to treat her Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). Hopefully, it will help you know what to expect and how to prepare if your doctor orders a series of iron infusions to combat your low hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels. She shares important information to know, questions to ask, tips to remember and even suggests some items to pack in your tote bag for the day. The experience won't be nearly as frightening when you have a girlfriend who will tell it like it is!
In this segment of "The Anemia Red Flag Diaries," get to know the Iron Buddies and Iron Bullies of Iron Absorption! Coffee, tea, calcium, eggs, fiber, antacids and proton pump inhibitors (for acid reflux) can block your body's absorption of iron, which can lead to Iron Deficiency Anemia. For more information, visit GETYOURIRONUP.com
In this segment of The Anemia Red Flag Diaries entitled The Heart of the Matter - Iron Deficiency Anemia and Irregular Heartbeat, Ronnetta Griffin shares her experience with heart irregularities, palpitations and shortness of breath...which turned out to be huge "Red Flags" for her Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA).
The content expressed is that of a personal journey and not meant to serve as medical advice.
In this segment of The Anemia Red Flag Diaries entitled Ice, Ice Baby: Iron Deficiency Anemia and Pica (Eating Ice or a Non-Food Item), Ronnetta Griffin describes her obsessive pattern of craving and eating ice. She explains how she learned that what she thought was just a bad habit was in fact an eating disorder called "Pica" and a really big "red flag" for Iron Deficiency Anemia.