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A 35-year-old female asked:

I lost a lot of blood on my period also from mydoctor with drawing blood. i feel real weak, tired. heart pounding fast when i walked. what can i take?

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Dr. Beth Cook
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Weak, Heavy Periods: Excessive menstrual blood loss can lead to anemia. Some individuals bleed so heavily that over time, their hemoglobin levels can become dangerously low. Start a multivitamin if you're not already on one, and add supplemental iron 325mg 2x/day or more if recommended by your md. Add a stool softener because iron is constipating. Increase oral fluid intake.
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