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A 38-year-old female asked:

My ferritin is <8, tibc is 498, but hgb is low-normal. is one dose of 45mg elemental iron per day enough? being treated successfully for menorrhagia.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Enough but: Taking it twice a day may be better. Take it with food to lessen stomach irritation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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Last updated Sep 6, 2015

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