Iron deficiency treatments
Treatment of an iron deficiency depends on its cause, but will often involve bringing iron levels back to normal levels by eating differently, supplements or transfusions.
Iron deficiency symptoms
People who have an iron deficiency can often feel tired, dizzy or short of breath. Find out more about common iron deficiency symptoms by reading our trusted partner pages.
Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of thyroid disease and can even cause brain damage in babies. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, women should take iodine supplements. Learn more here.
G6PD deficiency, sometimes called 'favism', is a genetic disorder that causes red blood cells to break down when exposed to triggers. People with G6PD deficiency can live a healthy life.
What causes iron deficiency?
The three main causes of iron deficiency are not eating enough iron-rich foods, trouble with absorbing iron and blood loss. Find out more by reading our trusted partner content.
Iron is an essential mineral for our bodies and when iron levels are too low it can cause anaemia. Read about how low levels of iron can lead to health problems.
To maintain optimum health it's important to get enough of the right nutrients. Learn how a vitamin B12 deficiency can affect you.
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Vitamin K deficiency
Vitamin K deficiency can stop your blood from clotting properly and can weaken your bones. Read more here about Vitamin K diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
Blood coagulation disorders
Information about blood coagulation disorders from leading Australian health organisations.