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A 22-year-old female asked:

i get mildly anemic sometimes, dr says just to eat more iron.i think i'm anemic now ,can i take an iron supplement? or could it be to much?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Iron deficiency: It is important to know the exact cause of anemia -it may be 'more' than iron. Make sure your doc explains your lab tests. If it is indeed iron deficiency, then dietary iron (spinach, raisins, beans and of course red meat if you are not a vegetarian) are all dietary ways to increase iron. Cooking in an IRON skillet also may help. Supplemental iron (pill) form is a benefit if you can't get enough.

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