Approximately 25% of the US population is at one point in their lives iron-deficient. Iron, which is responsible for manufacturing our oxygen and carrying blood within our circulatory system, plays a key role in human health. Without a sufficient amount of iron in the bloodstream, humans are at risk of heart failure, chronic fatigue, and mental disturbances. Iron-Deficiency Anemia, is a decrease in red blood cells caused by too little Iron. Menstruating women are most at risk, though others can also become iron deficient by not taking enough iron through their diet, such as a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle or losing iron from their gut or sweat. How can an element critical to human health be overlooked by so many doctors? Missed diagnoses are an all-too common occurrence.
Iron deficiency anemia is diagnosed by clinical and laboratory analysis. Ferritin is the key blood test to measure iron stores, and levels less than 40 are a sign of iron deficiency. Levels less than 20 indicate severe deficiency. Iron deficiency is a great mimicker in medicine because it can appear as different diseases. The hallmark features of Iron deficiency are fatigue, unusual cravings, hair loss, sense of cold, menstrual irregularities, restless leg syndrome, pale skin, weakness, shortness of breath, chest pain, and dizziness.
Based on our experience, we find IV iron infusion to be the most effective way of delivering iron into the circulation. It bypasses the first pass mechanism in the liver and intestines, where oral iron supplements cannot. Therefore, we avoid many of the side effects of oral iron intake. Not to mention the benefit of not having to remember to take a pill 3 times a day for many months.
IV Iron Infusion at Seaside Medical Practice in Santa Monica, CA costs are $195 per session. We bill your insurance, where a portion or all of the cost may be covered. Contact our Santa Monica location at 310-393-5000 to set up your consultation today to see if you are a candidate for IV Iron Infusions!
Single Treatment for $195 | Package of 3 Treatments for $550
Who administers and supervises my IV iron infusion therapy?
Your IV therapy is administered by Dr. Nasimeh Yazdani and staff in our Seaside Medical Practice, located in Santa Monica, CA. Your treatment is designed and directly supervised by Dr. Yazdani.
Where do I actually have my IV iron infusion therapy?
Seaside Medical Practice is located in the heart of Santa Monica, CA. Our treatment room is comfortable and relaxing. Many of our patients enjoy reading a book, listening to music, or just relaxing while they have their IV iron infusion therapy session!
Does IV Iron Infusion Therapy hurt?
Because of our team’s expertise, there is only a tiny pinprick sensation when entering the vein. Most patients say they hardly even notice it.
How long will my IV iron infusion therapy take?
It varies. Our IV Iron Infusion Therapy is administered in a longer-lasting IV drip, which may take 30-60 minutes.
Will my insurance cover treatment?
Insurance may cover a portion of these treatments; however, there are certain treatments that may be reimbursed if your particular insurer agrees they are medically necessary.
How many treatments of IV iron infusion therapy will I need?
Every case is different. It all depends on your particular condition and your individual response to treatment. Chronic diseases often require chronic treatment. However, many of our patients report feeling symptomatic relief, more energy, and an overall sense of well-being after just one session of intravenous iron infusion therapy!
Have questions about IV Iron Infusion Therapy? Contact Seaside Medical Practice to Schedule your IV Iron Therapy consultation today 310.393.5000!