If you have IBD of any kind, you are at risk of iron deficiency. Approximately 36%–76% of people with IBD experience iron deficiency anaemia. Learn more about the risk of IDA.
Iron deficiency symptoms can affect many areas of your body. You may experience one or more of these symptoms at the same time. Explore all the signs of iron deficiency.
Explore the Symptoms of Iron Deficiency
If you have been diagnosed with IBD you will likely have regular follow-up appointments with your doctor. If you have been feeling fatigued or have any other signs of iron deficiency such as paleness, faintness or a racing heart, you may want to speak to your doctor about your symptoms and iron deficiency. It is useful to think about the information that the doctor might need in order to work out what is causing your symptoms. Your doctor may perform blood tests to check your iron status before suggesting treatment to improve your iron status.
Once your doctor has tested your iron levels they can decide which treatment is best for you. This will depend on the level of iron deficiency you have, and could be advice on how to get more iron in your diet and/or recommendations for medication that you can take to improve your iron levels. More information on the different treatment options and how to get the most iron from your diet can be found by following the link.