Haemoglobin mass in a female endurance athlete was measured via carbon monoxide rebreathing upon diagnosis of iron-deficiency anemia (haemoglobin concentration = 8.8 g/dL, ferritin = 9.9 ng/mL) and regularly during treatment thereafter. Haemoglobin mass increased by 49% in the 2 wk following an intramuscular iron injection and continued to increase with oral iron supplementation for 15 wk. The presented case illustrates that haemoglobin mass is readily responsive to iron supplementation in a severely iron-deficient anemic athlete and that changes can be tracked efficiently using the CO-rebreathing method.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Garvican, L., Lobigs, L., Telford, R., Fallon, K., & Gore, C. (2011). Haemoglobin mass in an anaemic female endurance runner before and after iron supplementation. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 6(1), 137-140.