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Can an iron supplement in the elderly turn teeth black?

Can an iron supplement in the elderly turn teeth black?

Root dying or dead: In the elderly the most common cause of a tooth turning black is that the root has died. ...Read more

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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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I have been taking iron supplement for  5  months and my stools are no longer black, is this a problem? 

I have been taking iron supplement for  5  months and my stools are no longer black, is this a problem? 

No: do not take iron indefinitely. Check your ferritin again. Iron can accumulate in body and foundational causes damage. You have taken long enough that you need reevaluation ...Read more

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I started taking iron supplement my stool turned black.Now after 5 months it is not black.Does that mean i am not absorbing iron anymore?

I started taking iron supplement my stool turned black.Now after 5 months it is not black.Does that mean i am not absorbing iron anymore?

No: Iron supplements turn the stool black. This is more common with coated or long-acting iron supplements because more of the iron gets to the large intestine. To confirm that you are not iron deficient have your doctor check your blood count or measure the iron and ferritin level in your blood ...Read more

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How do you know the difference between black stool from iron supplement or bleeding? Normal brown stool before iron pills were started. Should I worry

How do you know the difference between black stool from iron supplement or bleeding? Normal brown stool before iron pills were started. Should I worry

Black stool causes: It is likely that your black stools are from Iron supplement because you had Normal brown stools before iron pills were started. Upper GI bleeding can have dark blood in stools. If you have history of Ulcer, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, please see Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis and Treatment. Discuss need for iron supplement. ...Read more

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Do men over 50 need an iron supplement?

Do men over 50 need an iron supplement?

General: Heart diseases fall into categories of electrical failures or mechanical failures but either is too broad to answer in our tiny allotment here. ...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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Do I need to give my baby an iron supplement?

Do I need to give my baby an iron supplement?

Only Breast Feeding?: If your baby is not eating solid food at 4 months of age and is breast feeding.American Academy Of Pediatrics recommend giving Iron Supplement of 11 mgm per day. Because breast milk contains little iron and your babies own iron reserves wont be sufficient to make the difference.Once the baby start eating iron rich foods then probably will not need the supplement. ...Read more

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Does spinach have any disadvantage as an iron supplement?

Does spinach have any disadvantage as an iron supplement?

No: Whole foods especially in the raw state is the best way to get your vitamins and minerals such as iron. An apple for example has over 12, 000 phytonutrients. I feel this is much better than taking man made synthetic pills. ...Read more

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What to do if I have iron supplement for thyroid protection?

What to do if I have iron supplement for thyroid protection?

See below: The thyroid and iron have no relation with each other. Taking iron will not prevent the onset of thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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