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If you've had HUB for 6 months or more...
you could also have
iron deficiency anemia (IDA)
HUB:a conditionthat can lead toIDA2
AND AFFECTS approximately 1 in 4 WOMEN3
When you lose more blood, you lose more iron.3
Because of this, having HUB for 6 months or more may leave you with another condition called IDA.1,2
Periods are the most common cause of IDA in menstruating women. In fact, in a recent study, 63% of respondents with HUB reported being iron deficient at some point.3
What isiron deficiency anemia?
IDA is a condition that interferes with the formation and function of red blood cells.4
Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, a protein that helps carry oxygen from the lungs to all your cells.4
When you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry enough oxygen to the rest of your cells, that can lead to anemia.5
IDA is the most common form of anemia.4
What are somecommonsymptomsof IDA?4*
*Some patients with IDA may not experience symptoms. As lab markers are the only way to diagnose IDA, it is important that patients follow up with their doctor for lab work.6