Comparison Between Parenteral And Oral Iron Replacement Therapy In Anemic Iraqi Female Patients
Hazim Ismael Ghazzay, Muhammad Hammad Jasim Alajeely, Taghreed Sabah Saeed Al-Rawi, Mahir Ali Jasim
Anemia is the universal complication affected to the women’s health more than the men resulting to diminish the quality of women life. The deficiency of iron occurs in females during menstrual blood loses and there is a significant correlation for the reduction in hemoglobin concentration. The therapy of iron deficiency is faced with many challenges such as; the most important thing is to discover and treat the main cause of iron deficiency anemia, then, select the suitable product for iron which meets the patients’ needs.
The present study was to compare Intravenous iron and oral iron supplementation. It is included 90 patients in this study, ages between 20 to 65 years of women with anemia. Anemia is detected through the level of hemoglobin with less of 12 g/dL, and serum ferritin below 30 ng/dl. Pregnancy, Hemoglobinopathy, Diabetes, renal, heart, and hepatic diseases are excluded from this study.
The efficacy of oral iron is diminished when it is uptake through the gut is impaired. Patient compliance is decreased due to the side effects of oral iron. It was observed that oral iron therapy is a less efficient therapy of iron deficiency anemia compared to intravenous iron therapy.