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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Is there a dose of iron supplement that won't cause constipation?

Is there a dose of iron supplement that won't cause constipation?

Not really: Pretty much all doses are going to cause some constipation but this symptom can be mitigated with plenty of hydration, high fiber diet, and colace, (docusate sodium) a stool softener. ...Read more

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Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron supplement constipating?

Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron supplement constipating?

Yes: Try different types of iron since this is a common side effect. Slow release iron is better; adding more kale/spinach/collards are a great source of iron; using fiber, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) magnesium from over the counter to prevent the constipation are options. ...Read more

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Can i take an iron supplement after taking levothyroxine?

Can i take an iron supplement  after taking levothyroxine?

Iron: Be careful what you take. Please get the OK from the doctor looking after your thyroid. ...Read more

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How much iron supplement should I take if anemic? Age 42 male.

How much iron supplement should I take if  anemic?  Age 42 male.

Family practice : Should be seen first then get started on iron if appropriate. Usually 325 mg a day. Make sure you get a work up first. ...Read more

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Should I take an iron supplement after age fifty and after menopause?

Should I take an iron supplement after age fifty and after menopause?

Not necessarily: Some women benefit from iron while menstruating to keep blood count up to counteract menstrual blood loss. Unless you are anemic for other reasons, there is no reason to routinely take iron supplements. This is assuming of course that you eat a well rounded diet with some red meat or green leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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My ferritin is 56 and my hemoglobin is 14 and I take iron supplement 3 times per week is it good?

My ferritin is 56 and my hemoglobin is 14 and I take iron supplement 3 times per week is it good?

Yes: Assuming the same US standard lab range values. Keep taking the iron as prescribed. I'm guessing you are taking due to iron loss from menstrual cycles? Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am a 40 year old female and just found out I am slightly anemic.How long should I take an iron supplement ?

I am a 40 year old female and just found out I am slightly anemic.How long should I take an iron supplement ?

Iron deficient?: Question #1 - are you iron deficient? If not then iron pills will not solve anything. The best blood test for iron level is a ferritin test. Other anemia tests include a peripheral blood smear (pbs) and reticulocyte count. There are many other tests that can be done, but that is a start. Anemia may = iron deficient but not always. 1st is figuring out the type of anemia. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more