Get to Know IDA
What is Iron Deficiency Anemia
What is Iron Deficiency Anemia?
Iron Deficiency Anemia, or IDA, is a condition that occurs when iron levels are too low to make healthy red blood cells. It can affect 36 to 76 percent of people living with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. An estimated 5 million adults in the U.S. have IDA, and people with certain medical conditions are at higher risk.
Get Iron Informed is a campaign developed to raise awareness about IDA among people living with IBD, and aims to provide educational resources on IDA and the importance of knowing your iron levels.
Talk to your doctor about your iron levels, and know if you’re low.