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Nurses back 'manifesto' to improve iron deficiency anaemia care, Nursing Times, July  1st.

The Anaemia Manifesto, a five-point plan to address shortfalls in the management of iron deficiency anaemia, was launched last June 29th at the Palace of Westminster. If implemented, it could potentially save over 8,000 hospital bed stays…

READ MORE: http://www.nursingtimes.net/news/reviews-and-reports/nurses-call-for-better-iron-deficiency-anaemia-care/7006105.fullarticle

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Iron deficiency affects an estimated 2 billion people, developing when the amount of iron absorbed by the body does not meet its needs. The health impact of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia include fatigue or exhaustion, pale skin, brittle nails, dizziness, and shortness of breath.

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This landmark European Iron Deficiency Survey highlights the lack of awareness of the condition, which currently impacts more people than both diabetes and chronic heart failure worldwide. The survey findings published today, to coincide with the World Health Day 2016, this year dedicated to raising awareness of diabetes. A market research measuring awareness across 7 markets, with over 1,000 surveyed in each locality, finds that 1 in 10 persons suffer or have suffered from iron deficiency during the course of their lives. Out of these, 1 in 3 people had not heard of iron deficiency before being diagnosed. Those countries with the lowest awareness of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia were Portugal and France, whilst those with the highest awareness include Sweden and the UK.

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An infographic published by the LiFe Campaign detailing symptoms, prevalence and how iron deficiency can impact you.

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Iron deficiency affects an estimated 2 billion people, developing when the amount of iron absorbed by the body does not meet its needs. The health impact of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia include fatigue or exhaustion, pale skin, brittle nails, dizziness, and shortness of breath.

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Irondeficiency.com provides educational information about iron deficiency. The LiFe campaign was launched in 2016 to raise awareness about iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia, considered to be one of the main disorders affecting mankind, impacting large portions of the global and European populations.

Fact Sheet

An infographic published by the LiFe Campaign detailing symptoms, prevalence and how iron deficiency can impact you.

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