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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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Can I give probiotic to my 7yr old son along with iron supplement?does its affect iron absorption?for how long can I give him probiotic?

Can I give probiotic to my 7yr old son along with iron supplement?does its affect iron absorption?for how long can I give him probiotic?

Iron absorption: I have not heard of probiotics interfering with iron absorption. Calcium will bind to iron and interfere with iron absorption, vitamin C will help iron absorption. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have had low ferritin levels for 2 years now and I've been taking an iron supplement regularly for a year along side high iron diet and still anemic?

I have had low ferritin levels for 2 years now and I've been taking an iron supplement regularly for a year along side high iron diet and still anemic?

Iron deficient: Sometimes, even though eating a high iron diet, the absorption is decreased. Diet= rich in iron- red meat, beans, milk and green leafy veg. You can try taking ferrous fumarate (Ferrette's on amazon) 325 mg po q day to help with the iron absorption. Retake the serum iron/ferritin in 3-4 months of trial. ...Read more

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I am taking iron supplement 25mg along with women's multivitamin for bone and metabolism support. Is t safe to take both whilr ttc?

I am taking iron supplement 25mg along with women's multivitamin for bone and metabolism support. Is t safe to take both whilr ttc?

Look closely: While ttc you should be on a prenatal which has 1 mg of Folic Acid and 25 mg iron and at least 1, 000 units of vit d3. Check the multiple for these. It is also wise to take vit k2 100mcg a day which may be in the multi for bone support. ...Read more

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Can I take an iron supplement prescribed to me for anemia along with a one a day multi vitamin, biotin, and I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

Can I take an iron supplement prescribed to me for anemia along with a one a day multi vitamin, biotin, and I take nexium (esomeprazole)?

Anemia, Nexium (esomeprazole): I admire you for your interest in Health. Nexium (esomeprazole) decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. By reducing stomach acid, Nexium (esomeprazole) may reduce the absorption of iron and make it less effective in treating your Anemia. It is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms. See your Physician for diagnosis, medication effects and treatment. Increased acidity can be due to stresses, have Therapy. ...Read more

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What is most likely to occur when a calcium supplement and an iron supplement are taken simultaneously?

What is most likely to occur when a calcium supplement and an iron supplement are taken simultaneously?

Decrease absorption: In low dose, nothing probably will happen. Calcium and iron are taken together in a multivitamin all the time. At higher dose, you might get GI upset. Regarding efficacy, you get less iron absorption if taken with calcium. It is recommended to take iron 2 hr before or 4 hr after calcium supplementation. ...Read more

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Why should you need iron supplement if your body can recycle iron?

Why should you need iron supplement if your body can recycle iron?

Only if iron is low: Iron supplementation is not needed unless there is iron loss through bleeding or inability to absorb iron from food or water. The only way one can lose iron is through bleeding, either from excessive menses, or bleeding from the bowel. Bleeding from other areas is usually very noticeable. ...Read more

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Should i take an iron supplement if my haemoglobin i is low?

Should i take an iron supplement if my haemoglobin i is low?

A good idea.: This is good because hb us usually low in women particularly due to menstrual cycles that involve loss of blood. Iron is needed to complete red blood cell development, and so replace lost blood. A balanced diet with a healthy portion of red meat also helps. ...Read more

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Does iron supplement irritate liver?

Does iron supplement irritate liver?

If you take too much: If you take more iron than you actually need to this can cause an overload of iron in your liver and as a consequence unwanted inflammation of it. In order to know if you are actually in need of iron supplement you need to have blood work done. Regular multivitamins contain a balanced iron supplement if you take them as prescribed. Follow up with your doctor on this. ...Read more

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What iron supplement are indicated for weak stomachs?

What iron supplement are indicated for weak stomachs?

Please clarify: Can you be more specific about the symptoms you are referring to with the term "weak stomach". Thanks ...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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Which type of iron supplement are recommended for weak stomachs?

Which type of iron supplement are recommended for weak stomachs?

Iron Bis-Glycinate: Research shows that iron bis-glycinate is significantly better absorbed than more commonly used forms like ferrous sulfate or gluconate. It is also less likely to cause stomach upset and constipation. Taking iron with vitamin c enhances absorption. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11688081. ...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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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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Losartan (Definition)

A blood pressure reducing medicine from the class of drugs called arbs. Acts on an enzyme in the kidney and lung to reduce the blood pressure. Can have some protective effects on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients ...Read more


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Cozaar (Definition)

Cozaar is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more