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Should I take iron supplements

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends : Have your blood count checked to see if you are anemic. Most vegetarians can get adequate amounts of iron through their diet provided they eat a heal ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
31 years experience in Dentistry
Maybe: Get checked by an md, iron only works for iron defiency, could be other things, and it could be serious.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience in Family Medicine
Iron ?: There are a few things we look at if we are considering iron deficiency anemia and ferritin is only one of those things. We especially also like to se ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably: You are not anemic, but probably are tending toward iron deficiency. Talk to the doc who ordered the tests for guidance on more testing and/or therapy ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
That's fine: That's actually what you want, if you've really got polycythemia vera. Now I'm concerned about something. You say you're only 29. At your age, true po ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Zaroulis
55 years experience in Hematology
No : There is no link between vitamin b12 deficiency & iron deficiency anemias. Only take iron therapy if proven iron deficient by laboratory testing.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamil Hussain
59 years experience in General Practice
See below: Some ladies loose a lot of blood during their periods for multiple reasons. They are therefore prone to develop iron deficiency anemia. Before taking ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
19 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ascorbic acid: Vit c (ascorbic acid) increases the absorption of hard-to-absorb iron supplements by about 9%. You can use any food or supplement source, like oj or ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jaiprakash thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Basics: Best to check iron levels ,if low determine cause and treat.How much iron supplement and frequency of use will depend entirely on your blood results.A ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: What is your haemoglobin? What were the red cell indices? Going by just the ferritin level, you do not need to take iron. All lab results need to be i ... Read More

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