Iron Infusions Hampton
Newbay Medical Clinic prides itself on providing the highest quality care every time you walk through our doors. As a team of well-rounded, informed, and reassuring medical professionals, we understand that having adequate iron levels is vital to your everyday wellbeing. But, not everyone can tolerate iron tablets. Iron infusions are a great way to get the iron you need quickly and safely.
What is an Iron Infusion?
Iron is a mineral in your blood that helps blood to carry oxygen through your body. We know how important iron is in our daily lives, so we want to make sure everyone has enough. Although oral iron supplements are most effective for reducing iron levels, not all people can take them well. Introducing: Iron infusions!
Iron is infused directly via a vein using an IV. This is called intravenous (IV) iron. For this procedure, we mix iron with a saline solution and (gently!) place a needle or cannula in your arm or back of your hand. Your iron levels will increase as the iron solution travels directly to your iron storage.
Is an Iron Infusion Right For Me?
Why Do I Need Iron?
Iron infusions restore your iron levels to normal levels. Adequate levels of iron offer benefits such as:
Iron is a good carrier of oxygen throughout your body. This means that your lungs can use more oxygen.
Have More Energy
Low iron levels can make you feel tired and fatigued. This is something that no one needs.
Maintain Healthy Cells
Healthy cells not only help you to feel your best, but also look your best as they help with your skin, hair, and nails.
Keep You Steady
A lack of iron can lead to dizziness or cause you to feel off-balance.
Improved Immune System
Sufficient iron helps the immune system function well, which helps fight infection.
Keep You Warm
Low iron levels can make you more sensitive to the cold- no more teeth chattering!
Answers to your Iron Infusion Questions
To discuss your suitability for an iron infusion, please book an initial appointment with one of our GPs. We’ll arrange for your procedure if you’re deemed suitable for an iron infusion. We conduct a blood test to determine whether an iron injection is necessary and the amount of iron required.
The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. Additionally, we give you an extra 30 minutes to monitor for allergic reactions. Allow at least an hour for your iron infusion.
One in ten patients will experience flu-like symptoms, including headaches, mild fever, muscle aches and mild fever. Anaphylaxis, or allergic reactions, are uncommon side effects that can be serious. That is why we closely monitor you after your infusion and have qualified staff ready to manage these cases if necessary.
All Newbay Medical Clinic doctors have been trained in the administration of iron infusions using IV cannulas. Despite the best practice insertion of the IV cannula and administration of the iron infusion, paravenous leakage can occur leading to a permanent brown stain on the skin. This should be discussed with your doctor before you proceed.
Just by going about your normal day! Fasting isn’t required, so make sure you eat as you usually would, and take any medications you normally take.
Iron infusion patients are able to drive themselves home, resume normal activities, and then drive home. However, if you experience an unexpected reaction, you will need somebody to take you home.
Although your iron levels are immediately higher, it can take up to two weeks for your energy to increase and your overall wellbeing to improve.
As part of our cost transparency model of care, please find below a breakdown of costs associated with an iron infusion at Newbay Medical Clinic:
- Initial consult: $46 gap
- Ferinject, which will need to be purchased from the chemist prior to the procedure: approximately $41.50 (correct at time of writing as per local chemist’s website)
- Procedure: $169.20 gap
Why Choose Us?
Newbay Medical Clinic prides itself on providing prompt and quality service, and making you feel as comfortable and at ease as possible. We know that visiting the doctor can be stressful for many reasons. That is why we strive to make sure you feel welcome and taken care of every time you visit us. Our friendly approach makes us stand out among the rest. You can talk with any of our experienced and knowledgeable staff about your concerns.
Book Your Consultation Today
Iron infusions may be the best option for you if you can’t tolerate oral iron. Newbay Medical Clinic has a friendly, caring staff that is skilled in IV cannulas and delivers iron infusions to patients who need them. For more information about iron infusions, contact our friendly and knowledgeable team today.