Anemia at altitude: Iron deficiency and other acquired anemias

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    Abstract

    DeLoughery, Thomas G. Anemia at altitude: iron deficiency and other acquired anemias. High Alt Med Biol. 22:245-248, 2021.-Acquired anemias are common throughout the world. This article will discuss iron deficiency and other acquired causes of anemia such as inflammation and renal disease. Iron deficiency with or without anemia can detract from performance and may be a risk factor for altitude sickness. Anyone considering going to altitude should be screened for iron deficiency with a serum ferritin if they have risk factors for iron deficiency. The effects of other acquired anemias are less well defined. Several other diseases can also lead to anemia, and altitude challenges are more related to the underlying disease than to anemia.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)245-248
    Number of pages4
    JournalHigh Altitude Medicine and Biology
    Volume22
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2021

    Keywords

    • Anemia
    • Inflammation
    • Iron deficiency
    • Renal disease

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physiology
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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