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Are Iron Infusions Better Than Iron Pills
Are iron infusions safe and more effective than the medication, and do you stop taking the iron pills once you get iron infusions.
Anaphylactic Risk: Severe allergic- type rxns ( including fatal) associated with infusions (intravenous) Iron Dextran administration can occur. Therefore should only be given when oral iron is not effective or possible. Test does should be given and then rest given when lab-confirmed iron deficiency confirmed. Need to continue oral iron until iron stores are repleted--about 3 months. Very effective when used. ...Read more
Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more
For iron deficiency should you take iron supplements + iron -enriched foods? Worried about iron overdose. And how long to get iron back in system?
Fe deficiency is a..: Symptom of a problem as much as being a problem in its own rite. It's important to both correct the deficiency and discover its source. To correct, continue oral fe supplements until hematocrit normalizes then continue for another 3months to replete stores. If you find the source and fix it, your only significant source of fe loss is bleeding. If you don't fix it, the fe deficiency will recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If 5 months pregnant w/ hemoglobin 9.0 and taking iron tablets and still very tired, should iron infusion be given?
Yes for some people: it is better tolerated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can people with thalassemia take iron supplements if the iron level are really low ie; less than 2? Anemia too, heamoglobin is 10
Food: For a list of iron rich foods, consult this site: http://www.webmd.com/diet/iron-rich-foods#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more
Is Carbonyl Iron same as Ferrous Gluconate Iron and Ferrous Sulfate? Dr prescribed me the last one, (for occasions) but heard the others are better?
My ferritin level is very low at 9 and has not changed after 3 months of high dose oral iron supplements. Are iron suppositories more effective?
Depends.: There are many types of anemia, but assuming that you have iron deficiency anemia, the best treatment is to take iron pills. There are liquid formulations as well. Iron is also available in an intravenous form, but this is not commonly used. But the amount of iron needed to correct iron deficiency is difficult to get with simple dietary changes. ...Read more
Have anemia, v low iron levels & no appetite especially 4 meats. Taking ferrous gluconate w/vit C - not working. Is liver extract a good alternative?
VERY serious: You need to find out why you are iron deficient. You have stomach or colon cancer until proved otherwise. Stomach or duodenal ulcer is also a common cause. Grown men don't "just get" iron deficiency, especially if they aren't vegetarians. Get with a physician who will work you up aggressively. Best wishes. ...Read more
My iron levels are A8, ferrtin 50 and iron saturation is low as well. i regularly take iron but it is not absorbing?
Ferritin is OK.: A ferritin of 50 is normal, although your body's low iron saturation means you are using up the iron as quickly as you take it. So you may need to take a higher dose of iron. Taking iron several times a day with orange juice (or another form of acidic beverage) may help. ...Read more
Who you ask: Most endocrinologists, don't prescribe dessicated thyroid hormone. Pills have inconsistent concentrations of t3, (liothyronine) though i understand it has improved. The body is still able to make its own T3 (liothyronine) out of the T4 used in levothyroxine preparation. This process occurs outside of thyroid gland also. Having too much T3 (liothyronine) on board can make one hyperthyroid with both short and long term complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i supplement iron pills with flinstone vitamins with iron? I cannot stomach iron pills, but my iron is very low.
Transferrin sat: Your best screen is transferrin saturation. Many of us think that the current recommendation of 45% or more for women, 50% of more for men miss too many people. If you actually have evidence of liver troubles (elevated SGOT / SGPT, for example), think about getting a serum ferritin. With a family history, get the gene testing to know early. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please what's the difference between pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency.my iron levels are perfect.I'm getting injections for vitamin b12.
Intrinsic factor: Vitamin B12 is present in meat and animal protein foods. Absorption of B12 occurs in the intestine (ileum) and requires intrinsic factor (IF), made by stomach cells. In pernicious anemia, IF production is deficient, and results in anemia, a reduction in hemoglobin/hematocrit. One can be vitamin B12 deficient without becoming anemic and/or without having deficient IF. Best wishes:) ...Read more
Which is better for chronic anemia
1) ferrous gloconate
2) ferrous fumarate
As a supplements for iron deficiency?
Determine the cause: Chronic anemia does not equate to iron deficiency anemia. If you have been found to have iron deficiency anemia, however, there is no real superior supplement. They can be tolerated differently in different people. The most important thing is that you find one that does not bother your stomach, so that you can take it as recommended. ...Read more
No: There is no reason to have any vitamins given IV unless in some cases when you are hospitalized for certain conditions. For certain vitamin deficiencies (usually b12) we sometimes administer vitamin into the muscle or the skin by injection. Vitamin d for example is fine to take orally if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms of iron deficiency but hgb normal. Been taking iron pills but don't feel any better. What to Do?
How do you: Know your symptoms are due to Iron deficiency. If your Iron panel are normal then your symptoms have nothing to do with Iron def hence taking Iron may not be beneficial. If you can post you lab results and symptoms you may get a specific academic opinion ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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