Iron Deficiency Anemia Research Paper

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Iron Deficiency Anemia
Anemia is caused by a low level of red blood cell in the body. Some of the different types of anemia include: iron deficiency, vitamin, sickle cells anemia and thalassemia. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the data presented to determine what type of anemia Ms. A. has.
Subjective Data Ms. A is a 26-year old Caucasian woman. Who was taken to the emergency clinic by her golf partner after she started complaining of light headedness, difficulty breathing and lack of energy. Ms. A. reported that her symptoms apparently worsen during her menses. Patient also stated that she has been dealing with menorrhagia and dysmenorrheal for about 10-12 years. Furthermore, she takes 1000 mg of aspirin every 3-4 hours during
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A. vital signs every 4 hours. Provide oxygen as needed to increase tissue perfusion and ease breathing. Additionally, encourage the patient to call for help to prevent falls. Have call light, personal belongings and telephone within reached. Rounds every 1 hour to assist the patient to the bathroom and assess pain. Encourage the patient to rest as much as she can to preserve her energy. According to the preliminary workup, Ms. A. appeared to have iron deficiency anemia. Her reported signs and symptoms are very similar to those of iron deficiency anemia. According to Mayo Clinic (2015) someone with iron deficiency anemia, usually complains of fatigue difficulty breathing, elevated heart rate and respiration. Additionally, the red blood cell will be microcytic and hypochromic which is the exact result as of Ms. A. Furthermore, individual with a history of chronic blood loss such as menorrhagia can develop iron deficiency anemia because so much iron is loss every month through heavy bleeding. Iron deficiency anemia can be corrected by taking iron supplement which can be started now. If the hemoglobin continues to drop, blood transfusion may be recommended for those who would accept it. Ms. A. has been dealing with menorrhagia for the past 10-12 years, which makes it a chronic

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