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Benefits Of Foods High In Iron
My iron level is 24 can I increase it with iron tablets and loads of high iron foods in a month of time ?
YES: but to raise the iron in the RED BLOOD CELLS and make more red cells if you are "anemic" requires a high BINDING CAPACITY for IRON and enough FERRITIN to CARRY the iron to the cells! Its a PART of the story and dietary intake will increase the ironlevel as long as its being absorbed! Hope this info is useful! Dr Z ...Read more
Iron: Your green leafy vegetables. The best green leafy veggie to eat is raw spinach, kale or chard. Many people think a supplement is the only way to go. ...Read more
Not particularly: If you mean upper limit of normal as far as iron levels go, then you may be fine. High levels of iron in the blood can be damaging to many organs of the body. Hemachromatosis is a condition of large iron stores in the body. It is genetic. Sexual function, liver damage, severe arthritis, diabetes, heart failure and arrhythmia, thyroid disorder and many other conditions come from this. Get exam. ...Read more
What foods are high in iron that you can commonly find in typical family restaurants, besides meat?
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For 55+ female, does high VitD & calcium dosage directly or indirectly intervene with Iron absorption from food ?
Calcium and iron: calcium supplements can interfere with iron absorption from the diet. Normally, this is insignificant and usually does not cause iron deficiency. If someone is bound to be iron deficient, the first step is to rule out loss of iron in the form of obscure bleeding from the digestive tract. It is vitally important to rule this out first. Good luck. ...Read more
Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more
I tested positive for hemachromotosis genetic mutation. My iron levels were high but ferritin was only 50. I'm 19. Should I avoid iron in food?
No way to avoid iron: Need further details but you should know that Hemochromatosis mutation analysis only diagnostic if a sibling has it. The phlebotomy treatment aims to lower your ferritin to 50 ng/ml or less. The best screen is % saturation of TIBC (total iron-binding capacity), calculated from your TIBC and your serum iron. If 45% or higher, then a ferritin >300 ng/mL in men and >200 ng/ml in women is diagnostic ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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