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

DISCOVER MORE:

Read more posts...

New Guidance for Patients with Chronic Constipation

The Bowel Interest Group have updated their treatment pathway for patients with chronic constipation. Research has shown that chronic constipation costs the NHS £71 million per year in unplanned emergency hospital admissions. Bowel complaints also...

25th June 2020

‘Guardians of the Gut’ take on #VirtualRunforGuts

Last week our fantastic ‘Guardians of the Gut’ ran and walked hundreds of miles for their chosen charities, Guts UK and Crohn’s & Colitis UK. The virtual team included gastroenterologists (gut doctors), scientists, researchers, nurses...

23rd June 2020

A Day in the Life: Specialist Pancreatic Dietitian

We caught up with Anna Burton, a specialist pancreatic dietitian working within the NHS. A dietitian is qualified to use the science of nutrition to improve health and treat diseases by giving practical, personalised advice....

19th June 2020

Pancreatitis / Pancreatic Disease and COVID-19

This is an enormously difficult time for our health service and for everyone fighting COVID-19. The situation is particularly difficult for people with existing health conditions such as pancreatitis and those who are on the...

16th June 2020

What Dietitians Do: Dietitians Week 2020

Guts UK is proud to support and recognise the crucial role of dietitians within the UK, particularly for those with digestive diseases. Each year, the British Dietetic Association build the general public’s knowledge and awareness surrounding ‘What Dietitians...

5th June 2020

World Digestive Health Day 2020

Happy World Digestive Health Day! Today is a much awaited day on the Guts UK calendar. Guts UK is the only UK charity funding research into the digestive system from top to tail; the gut,...

29th May 2020

Your Comments: Mental Health Awareness Week

Digestive symptoms and conditions can have a real impact upon every-day life, that our community sometimes find others can underestimate. Managing pain, being unable to predict symptoms from day-to-day and anxiety surrounding accessing near-by toilet...

22nd May 2020

Mental Health Awareness & Digestive Diseases

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 falls at a challenging time for many across the globe. The team at Guts UK recognise the impact that digestive diseases can have on your mental health, and this week...

20th May 2020