Iron and women's health: A multidimensional exploration of iron deficiency, management, and treatment in active females

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Abstract

This thesis provides a multidimensional understanding of iron-deficiency in women. Initial research systematically reviews contemporary literature, challenging diagnostic standards and evaluating treatment efficacy. Key insights were then gained through targeted screening, revealing a high prevalence and interplay between exercise, menstrual health, and iron-metabolism among women. Thereafter, by integrating the perspectives and preferences of women with empirical evidence, we have made advancements in tailoring treatment approaches, underscoring the efficacy of intravenous-iron-therapy. Our findings suggest a promising avenue for enhancing exercise economy and reducing fatigue in iron-deficient women.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Peeling, Peter, Supervisor
  • Richards, Toby, Supervisor
  • D'Aulerio, Giuliana, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date7 Jun 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2024

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