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how much iron?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
As much as you need: Why do you think you need iron? Iron deficiency is diagnosed by checking iron levels, as well as ferritin levels. If your iron is low due to a chronic infection, increasing iron is only going to make the infection worse. See your doctor.
Dr. James Kufdakis
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Would watch iron: Unless you have been diagnosed with iron deficiency, i would be very careful with iron. Iron can accumulate in vital organs like the heart and lungs and cause major problems.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I am a vegetarian. What steps should I take to make sure I get enough iron?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Diet: Sources of iron - egg yolks, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Please help, how much iron should I be taking?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Taking at least..: Getting at least 18mg per day, assuming you are absorbing iron normally and you are not losing blood from somewhere.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Iron 16 umol how much is it ng/ml?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
See below: For iron, 16 umol/L equals 893.52 ng/ml.
Canada
A 21-year-old male asked:

Why and what makes iron a component of sweat? How much iron is lost in sweat?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Very little.: Iron is a minor component of perspiration, but according to the studies I've read, you lose a negligible amount when you sweat -- even when you sweat profusely.
Australia
A 32-year-old female asked:

How much elemental iron in iron bisglycinate?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Elemental iron: iron bisglycinate is 20% elemental iron.

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