Anemia in reproductive-aged women: diagnosis and correction of iron deficiency

Vinogradova M.A.

National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after Academician V.I. Kulakov, Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow
Anemia is very common all over the world: more than one quarter of the population suffers from different types of anemia. Women of reproductive age, particularly ones during pregnancy and the postpartum period, are at a higher risk of anemia. The prevention of developing iron deficiency and its timely correction are of critical importance for such women due to the fact that anemia negatively affects the quality of life, pregnancy outcomes and newborns health. Despite comprehensive long-term studies of this condition, iron deficiency remains the most frequent cause of anemia. Subsequent pregnancies, excessive menstrual blood loss, low iron diet can gradually result in anemia. Differential diagnosis of iron deficiency and other types of anemia is of key importance. The diagnosed problem can be promptly eliminated without any further complications using up-to-date preventive and therapeutic approaches.


iron deficiency
reproductive age
ferric hydroxide polymaltose complex


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Received 30.05.2019

Accepted 21.06.2019

About the Authors

Maria A. Vinogradova, PhD, head of Department of Reproductive Hematology and Clinical Hemostasiology, National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after Academician V.I. Kulakov, Ministry of Health of Russia.
117997, Russia, Moscow, Ac. Oparina str. 4. Tel: +7495 4381406. Е-mail:

For citation: M.A. Vinogradova Anemia in reproductive-aged women: diagnosis and correction of iron deficiency. Akusherstvo i Ginekologiya/Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2019; (6):140-145 (in Russian)

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