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A 40-year-old female asked:

i have low iron levels 5.7, i have had a colonoscopy and gastronoscopy and there was no bleeding found. i take iron supplements but still no change. ?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Gluten: You may have gluten sensitivity, which can damage your gut cells. Damaged cells may not do a good job of absorbing the nutrients you eat. Consider taking vitamin c as this enhances iron absorption. Consider switching to a different form of iron, such as polysacaride.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Another cause?: Is there another cause of your anemia? Specifically, i'm wondering if you have very heavy periods. Perhaps you are losing blood there.

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