Iron deficiency and iron overload are two of the most common pathologies seen in clinical practice today but yet they are often overlooked by the busy practitioner. In the face of a normal CBC, low tissue iron levels frequently gets missed and likewise in a patient with a lack of overt symptoms, iron overload is one of the most commonly under diagnosed pathologies. A thorough understanding of optimal tissue iron levels in the trained athlete as well as the average person is critical to diagnosis and treatment. Unless an astute practitioner is diligently looking at lab work, evaluating tissue levels for iron deficiency and overload, this routinely gets overlooked. In Dr. Marz?s lecture the latest clinical information regarding diagnosis and treatment
of iron deficiency and overload will be discussed. Both lab work and more subtle clinical symptoms will be discussed with regard to children, adults and trained athletes. Clinical cases will be presented and the latest treatment options will be included such as diet, food and supplements (oral, IV and IM including prescription pharmaceuticals).