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Investigating the underlying cause of iron deficiency

Iron Deficiency is NOT a Normal Physiologic State

The high prevalence of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia does not rationalize them as a normal conditions. Identifying and treating iron deficiency and the underlying cause for the deficiency is crucial to ensure optimal patient care, equity, and safety. (1,3)

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Appropriate follow up investigations can lead to timely diagnoses of abdominal pathology, malignancy, chronic heavy menstrual bleeding, and bleeding disorders. (9,11,12,31,32)

Identifying the Etiology of Iron Deficiency

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