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Polmed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic Explains Why You May Need Iron Testing and Injections

Polmed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic Explains Why You May Need Iron Testing and Injections

Polmed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic Explains Why You May Need Iron Testing and Injections

Do you know how important iron is to your health? Polmed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic is well-versed in iron testing and injections near Largo, and we are happy to explain and educate you on the importance of iron in your bloodstream.

Iron is an important element essential to the good health of your mind and body. It helps transport oxygen in smooth, unobstructed flows throughout your body, strengthening your nails, skin cells, and hair. Hemoglobin (blood) is comprised of mostly iron. It’s the component that helps you retain red blood cells to fight infections and combat sicknesses.

When you have an iron deficiency, general symptoms signal something wrong within your body. Some signs of iron deficiency, either mild or severe, include:

  • Pale or yellow/sickly skin.
  • Dizziness or severe vertigo worsens when you stand up or move quickly.
  • Tingling or pins and needles sensations in your arms and legs when you haven’t been sitting for long enough for your limbs to “fall asleep.”
  • Chronic cold hands or feet.
  • Constant headache or pressure.
  • Brittle or yellowed nails.
  • Fatigue, regardless of how much sleep you get, and muscle weakness.

At Polmed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic, we use blood draws and examinations to diagnose iron deficiencies. We can suggest iron-rich foods or supplements to help you get more iron in your body, or you may need injections. In severe cases where a patient is anemic, blood transfusions could be required.

If Polmed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic can’t help you with severe anemia, or if we suspect blood disorders, we can direct you to reliable hematologists. However, that’s rare. For routine iron testing and injections near Largo, you can call us at (727) 339-2054. Let us help you navigate iron deficiencies!

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