Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Iron

Follow the links below to find trusted information about iron.

Last reviewed: July 2016

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Found 1199 results

Things to consider with haemochromatosis Dietitians Association of Australia

Things to consider with haemochromatosis Haemochromatosis (or iron overload,) is a hereditary condition that causes a person to absorb and store too much iron in their body

Read more on Dietitians Association of Australia website

Haemochromatosis - Lab Tests Online AU

Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder, affecting about one in every 200 Australians of European origin. It causes the body to absorb too much iron resulting in iron overload. The excess iron is stored in your organs, especially the liver, heart and pancreas. There are other causes of iron overload including frequent blood transfusions for the treatment of thalassaemia and some haemolytic diseases.

Read more on Lab Tests Online website

Iron Deficiency Anaemia | myVMC

Iron ceficiency anaemia is a disorder of the blood, where the iron level in the blood is low.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Iron deficiency anaemia - myDr.com.au

Iron deficiency anaemia is when lack of iron means that the blood does not produce enough haemoglobin. The iron deficiency needs to be prolonged to produce anaemia.

Read more on myDr website

Iron intake for vegetarians - myDr.com.au

Iron deficiency can be a nutritional problem for vegetarians, especially women. Find out about iron in food and how to enhance your iron absorption.

Read more on myDr website

Iron deficiency anaemia in children - myDr.com.au

Iron deficiency anaemia is often due to insufficient iron in the diet. Find out about prevention and treatment.

Read more on myDr website

Iron test - Lab Tests Online AU

To determine your blood iron level. Testing for blood iron levels is part of a series of tests to assess iron body stores and the impact of low iron on anaemia (low haemoglobin). The serum iron level varies markedly throughout the day and according to recent intake, it is not helpful and should not be used as a stand-alone test in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia.

Read more on Lab Tests Online website

Iron studies - Lab Tests Online AU

Your doctor may request that you fast for 12 hours prior to some iron tests; in this case, only water is permitted.

Read more on Lab Tests Online website

Childhood reflux, low iron and anaemia - Reflux Infants Support Association Inc

Long term PPI use can cause iron absorption issues. Added to refluxing picky eaters, there's a likelihood that reflux children can suffer iron deficiency.

Read more on Reflux Infants Support Association website

Anaemia: my doctor says I need more iron Dietitians Association of Australia

Anaemia: my doctor says I need more iron When someone has anaemia, their body is not able to transportenough oxygen around in their blood

Read more on Dietitians Association of Australia website

Check your symptoms Find a health service

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice and information you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo
Feedback