Iron Deficiency Day 2019

26th November 2019

Guts UK is proud to be part of The Anaemia Community. Working alongside patients, patient groups, other charities and healthcare professionals – we’re committed to improving the understanding of the impact of iron deficiency anaemia on people living in the UK and how it is managed within the NHS.

 

What is anaemia?

Anaemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body, are insufficient to meet the demands of the body. In moderate cases, this leads to symptoms such as tiredness, weakness and pale skin. When severe, anaemia can have seriously debilitating consequences, preventing patients from undertaking even the most basic of tasks. Symptoms in severe cases can include extreme fatigue, breathlessness and chest pain. The World Health Organisation estimates that anaemia affects up to 25% of the global population.

Amaemia is the most common blood disorder in the general population. Yet, in Europe survey results reveal that patients are waiting 9 months after symptoms start before going to see their doctor. In addition, over 20% of women in Europe are anaemic during pregnancy.

Join the awareness conversation and find out more about the #AnaemiaCommunity today

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