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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my anemia?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
What type of anemia?: Mild iron deficiency anemia is quite common in you females because of losing iron on a monthly basis. Otc iron supplements are quite cheap. Avoid carbonated beverages as this reduces iron absorption signifincantly other types of anemia are more complicated and treatment depends on specific type.. So, you should find which type you have..Check with your doc.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Iron supplement: Hopefully your anemia is the most common one, low iron in which case iron supplements are cheap and over the counter. Most other causes require an evaluation with blood counts and sometimes x-ray studies and a few even a marrow biopsy. These are not so cheap but you will want your family doctor to find out the cause of your anemia and fix it for you.

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