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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Your PCP: Unclear what speciality was the doc you have seen, but your PCP should be able to clarify and make a referral if needed. Your family history is import ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Only "good" if low: Anemia from blood loss doesn't need vitamins. Anemia from acute leukemia doesn't need vitamins. Supplemental vitamins (in food or pills) are only usef ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends on cause: There are many potential causes of anemia but the most common is lack of iron. Iron supplements are difficult to absorb; I advise iron glycinate or ir ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Multivitamin with Fe: I would recommend a daily multivitamin with iron. You should also be evaluated and treated for the underlying cause.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Drinkard
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Alot: First of all it is important to establish if your anemia is purely from iron deficiency. There are many causes of anemia with iron deficiency being t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Use as directed: If you take a multivitamin with iron, and eat iron-rich foods, there should not be any risk of overload. If you use otc supplements as directed for mo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Iron IS lost: A woman during reproductive life loses a fair amount of iron each month, and everyone loses iron each day form skin, gut and so forth -- and a bleedin ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron pills, but..: It is important to understand why you have iron deficiency. If it is because of pregnancy or heavy periods, then taking iron pills will help, and tha ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Oral Iron: She should have 3-6 mg/kilo per day.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Almost any!: Plus iron and vitamins!
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Multivitamins: My answer is 'yes, ' but i also believe that every adult should take a multivitamin a day, and older adults should add calcium (1000 mg/d) and vitamin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
Iron pill and foods: There are general vitamins high iron and also specific iron pills. Foods rich in iron include red meat, egg yolks, greens, beans, dried fruits, lentil ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Mostly red meats: There are many lists of iron rich foods on the internet. The major source is red meat and also includes iron rich cereals and leafy green vegetables s ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Consider L-carnitine: Sounds like you are doing well with the vitamins you have chosen. A healthy vegetarian diet can provide nearly all the nutrients you need except for d ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sure: Try to find why you are iron deficient. If you are a vegetarian, please re-examine this choice. Or you may have a bleeding ulcer or cancer. Insist on ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low blood counts: In most people, iron is "lost" very slowly over time. In some patients, iron levels drop, due to bleeding, menstruation, or lack of absorption. In t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Eat healthy: Many studies that have been published correlate vitamin intake with cancers and a shortened life span. If your labs show you are deficient than your ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Cause/ Severity: 28 year old female asks, How much time it might take for complete remission of iron deficiency anemia (on iron supplement elemental 65mg *2/day)? Depe ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
$ making: One has nothing to do with the other one. Let me know how to make money with vitamin b. It is very popular but only good for manufacturers. Let us fin ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitzi Johnson
35 years experience Integrative Medicine
Different Causes: Anemia can be caused by conditions other than low iron intake. It is worth getting a more full blood evaluation from your doctor or seek a consultatio ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Laboratory measures: can show how much iron there is and also how much iron is int he blood and how much iron is in the blood cells able to carry oxygen (globin). Probably ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
19 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: There are different formulations of iron that are available. The dosing and frequency depends on the amount of elemental iron that is available in the ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Other cause: If a child is anemic iron deficiency is the most common but should respond to iron. There are other causes other than iron deficiency. Ask your pediat ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
A simple blood test: The body uses iron to help build blood cells. Iron-deficiency anemia, which is a low blood count caused by being low on iron, is easily detected by a ... Read More
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