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hi dear, i just find out my iron stores are low, i feel very tired long time now, plus i got all the symptoms.can i be of work?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Need exam: You need to get an exam and see a Doctor to determine any time off of work, and more importantly to see how anemic you may be and what the best treatment to improve your symptoms is,etc. Bet wishes

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

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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.
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Does tea lower your iron level?

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Iron: There is no direct effect. Milk in tea (if used) does have a potential to decrease iron absorption from stomach.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

To bring up your iron level what you do?

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Diet and iron pill: 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.
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To increase my iron level, what type of foods should I eat?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Healthy: 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.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Check your iron: Being a vegetarian alone will not make you iron deficient. If you are anemic iron supplements can help, unless there is excessive bleeding.

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