Don’t forget iron deficiency and thyroid function with gastric acid suppression

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Don’t forget iron deficiency and thyroid function with gastric acid suppression

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Vegetarian-meal
Vegetarians are potentially more susceptible to iron deficiency in the context of gastric acid suppression

The absorption of medicines for iron deficiency anaemia and hypothyroidism is affected by long-term proton-pump inhibitor use. This case study describes these interactions and the effect the prescribing cascade can have on thyroid function

Leanne Te Karu

Key points, A sometimes neglected adverse effect of proton-pump inhibitors is iron deficiency anaemia. As with oral iron replacement preparations, the absorptio
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