Anemia or low blood levels can be caused by bleeding, inflammation, lack of nutrients, medications, or a combination. The most common type of anemia is caused by iron deficiency and can be treated.
Iron deficiency is treated with iron. This can be done through diet, iron pills, or intravenous iron depending on the severity. Your provider can help determine what treatment is best for you.
Our nurse coordinator works with you and your doctor to manage your anemia. If you require IV iron, the nurse can make the arrangements whether you are local to a Cleveland Clinic facility or from out of town. The nurse can also answer questions about anemia and Patient Blood Management, and offer instruction.