[Iron deficiency and digestive disorders.]

Transfusion clinique et biologique : journal de la Societe francaise de transfusion sanguine

PubMedID: 25282486

Cozon GJ. [Iron deficiency and digestive disorders.]. Transfus Clin Biol. 2014;.
Iron deficiency anemia still remains problematic worldwide. Iron deficiency without anemia is often undiagnosed. We reviewed, in this study, symptoms and syndromes associated with iron deficiency with or without anemia: fatigue, cognitive functions, restless legs syndrome, hair loss, and chronic heart failure. Iron is absorbed through the digestive tract. Hepcidin and ferroportin are the main proteins of iron regulation. Pathogenic micro-organisms or intestinal dysbiosis are suspected to influence iron absorption.