What Is an Infusion Chair for Anemia?

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Jennifer Larson

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Your body needs plenty of healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. But first, those red blood cells need iron in order to produce a molecule, called hemoglobin, that enables them to carry out that important job. Without enough iron, your red blood cells can’t produce enough hemoglobin to deliver adequate amounts of oxygen to all the corners of your body. And your body really needs that oxygen-rich blood to function effectively and maintain your health.

We call the condition that results from low iron levels or low numbers of healthy red blood cells “iron-deficiency anemia.” The best way to address this problem is to increase your iron levels. For many people, that can be accomplished with an iron-rich diet and iron pills. But some people need something extra—an iron infusion received in an infusion chair at the doctor’s office or hospital.

Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. Learn these interesting facts about the condition.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Oct 4, 2017

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