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Do men over 50 need an iron supplement?

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Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 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 29 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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