Causes of Iron Deficiency
 • Diet: ↓ Intake, e.g. vegan, ...
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Causes of Iron Deficiency
 • Diet: ↓ Intake, e.g. vegan, Malnutrition, Polyphenol / tannins, ↓ Vitamin C
 • ↓ Absorption: Gastritis, Surgery, Drugs, H pylori, Celiac, Enteritis, Bleeding, Hookworm
 • ↑ Needs: Pregnancy, Children, EPO / chemotherapy, Athletes
 • Blood Loss: Gl lesions / cancer, Menorrhagia, Blood donations, Hematuria, Coagulopathy
 • Inflammation: IBD, Chronic disease (↑ hepcidin)
 • Others: Hemolysis, Iron metabolism disorders

Dr. Keith Siau @drkeithsiau

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