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A 43-year-old female asked:

How to cure iron deficiency anemia!

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Multiple Ways: Stop ongoing losses: help heavy menstrual bleeding, fix ulcers, cure leukemia. Build iron supplies: red meat, egg yolk. Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops) turkey or chicken giblets beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans, liver artichokes, black strap molasses iron-enriched cereals and grains dried fruit (prunes, raisins iron absorption enhansed by taking with vitamin c rich drink: orange juice.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How could i tell if I have iron deficiency anemia?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Blood test: Iron levels, related to iron binding capacity and ferritin should be assessed.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of iron deficiency anemia?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Fatigue, low energy: These are the most common symptoms of iron deficiency.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Matter of degree: When iron intake is inadequate for a prolonged period, iron storage in body is depleted. This is called iron deficient state. When this iron deficient state continues and iron store is further depleted, anemia develops, namely iron deficiency anemia.
A member asked:

Can you die from iron deficiency anemia?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Unlikely.: Iron deficiency anemia is very treatable. It is very unlikely to die from this. But iron deficiency can be a symptom of a far more serious illness. You should be checked thoroughly if you have iron deficiency anemia. Your primary health provider can do this.
A 25-year-old member asked:

Can an iron deficiency anemia be inherited?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Iron Deficiency Anem: Practically all cases of iron deficiency are due to lack of intake of iron in the diet or loss of iron through bleeding (gi tract or menstruation, for example). There are many diseases, while not common, that can result in iron deficiency anemia as an affect of the underlying disorder and some can be inherited. These would include inherited malabsorption diseases, hemolysis, & hemoglobinurias.

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Last updated Dec 19, 2018


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