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A 44-year-old member asked:

do men over 50 need an iron supplement?

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Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
No: The two main reasons for iron supplementation is blood loss ie from menstrual cycles ( females ) or GI loss , in which case upper and lower endoscopy is needed. If iron not utilized a bone marrow biopsy is indicated.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
General: Heart diseases fall into categories of electrical failures or mechanical failures but either is too broad to answer in our tiny allotment here.

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I went to the blood bank and they told me I was anemic; how could I have iron overload at the same time?

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Hemolytic anemia: Individuals with hemolytic anemia, an anemia due to excessive red cell destruction, typically have normal or higher iron level. Therefore, ingestion of iron supplement or receiving blood transfusion will result in iron overload.
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How does sex affect the male based on vagina sizes and muscle tone?

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