Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide. Anemia is a condition that develops when you have deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood. Common causes of iron deficiency anemia can be conditions such as:
- Gastrointestinal Disease
- Peptic ulcers (5%)
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Colon malignancy/polyps (5-10%)
- Upper GI Cancer (<5%)
- H. pylori infection (<5%)
- Chronic atrophic gastritis
- Celiac disease (<5%)
- Malabsorption (gastric bypass, short gut) (<5%)
- Angiodysplasia (5%)
Dr. Grant Whittaker reviews anemia with us in the following presentation at Borland-Groover’s annual symposium for physicians.
View the slide presentation from Dr. Whittaker, Gastroenterologist, at the Borland-Groover Clinic.
Anemia can make you feel cold, dizzy, tired and weak. It’s important to find out if you have anemia and what’s causing it. Contact the Borland-Groover Clinic for excellent digestive health care by leading Gastroenterologists in Florida.