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can taking iron supplements make you gain weight

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not: Typically.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No: No taking iron supplement will not make you gain weight.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Blood donation: No you need to find out what is causing this and treat that. It might be iron but can be many things.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
24 years experience Family Medicine
Not common: The only 2 ways I can imagine your weight loss is tied to iron supplements are: 1. You have some nausea from the iron so you are not eating as much, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: Infants and toddlers need more iron than adults, in general, because their bodies are growing so quickly. In childhood, boys and girls need the same a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Why are you taking?: Yes, esp. If you are a man! it is generally unwise for men and post-menopausal women to take iron as you get adequate levels from diet. Iron is a pro- ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Food: For a list of iron rich foods, consult this site: http://www.webmd.com/diet/iron-rich-foods#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamil Hussain
59 years experience General Practice
See below: The total daily requirement of iron in a normal person is about 1 mg. Rest of the iron is wasted by the body in the stools. However, if one continues ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Lambert
21 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Why?!?!: If you are iron deficient and taking iron supplements but not feeling better, you should be checked to make sure you absorb it well. If you are not ir ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Getting a repeat blood test to look at anemia can be helpful to decide if you should continue to take iron tablets.

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