Iron Deficiency Often Overlooked in Irritable Bowel Patients

Credi, Elizabeth
September 2014
Holistic Primary Care;Fall2014, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p6
The article discusses iron deficiency anemia (IDA) as a complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Topics mentioned include the study "Inflammatory Bowel Diseases" by Dr. Jeffery Hertzberg on anemia as the most common cause of hospitalization among patients with IBD, difficulties experienced by patients with IBD to absorb minerals such as iron, and the role of primary care clinicians in identifying and treating IDA to reduce morbidity and complications of IBD.


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