Importance of phlebotomy in the removal of excess body iron
Sometimes after hematopoietic excess iron can persist in the body for quite some time .The process of removing it can be done using phlebotomy .This method involves the initiation of phlebotomy without the use of erythro protein support. It is well done on adults who are found to be non thelassemic and have an iron overload in the blood.
Iron overloads leads to conditions of the liver which can lead to death of the patient .it is thus important to manage the amount of iron overloads in cell transplantation patients [HTC] is important in all the phases both pre and post transplantation to be able to aptly determine the level of iron deficiency or overloads in the long run.
The use of pre-phlebetonic serum called ferritin and other essential mediums are essential in setting the ground for the practice which has been found to work well in the therapy for the survival of iron overload victims .this leads to negative iron balances and rise in the equivalent amount of hemoglobin.
The utilization of iron for growth purposes has been majorly observed I pediatric cases and it is found that this utilization cannot normalize the levels of iron where there is a case of iron overload in patients who have severe and mild overload cases..
In some cases, this condition is remedied using iron depletive therapy in the post transplantation which has further affirmed the existence of excess iron though in the current medical practice, the most effective ways of reducing iron overloads is the use of iron chelating therapy and venesection. Phlebotomy is always the most standard practice in the mobilization of iron from augmented iron stores.
Although the effectiveness of phlebotomy has been observed, its effectiveness in reducing the significant concentration of iron in the liver is always evaluated using the processes of liver biopsy as well as the use the achievements realized during the uses of other methods including venesection are as scanty as the data coming from research. More research is thus necessary in determining other better ways of reducing iron overloads.