Iron Deficiency Anemia & Women's Health Conditions

About 1 in 5 women of childbearing age has IDA

1 in 5 women of
childbearing age
has IDA

Women of childbearing age are at a higher risk for developing IDA due to blood loss during long or abnormally heavy menstrual periods, or bleeding fibroids, which are non-cancerous growths in or on the uterus. Blood loss during childbirth can also cause low levels of iron in women.

Mild to moderate IDA may have no signs or symptoms, but as it progresses, IDA can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, headache, dizziness or brittle nails. In certain rare instances, severe IDA may also lead to heart problems, infections and depression.



A recent survey about IDA was conducted with over 1,000 women between the age of 18-65

This survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. between July 6 and July 24, 2020 among 1,000 U.S. women 18-65 and an over sample of 152 women 18-65 diagnosed with Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) for a total of 200 women diagnosed with IDA. Figures for age, education, income, race/ethnicity, region, size of household, marital status, and employment status were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in their respective population.

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Getting tested for IDA may help make sure your women's health condition isn’t adversely affecting your iron levels and impacting your health.

Diagnosing & Treating IDA

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