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Can iron deficiency cause weight gain?

Can iron deficiency cause weight gain?

Directly no...but: Weigh gain shouldn't be a direct result of low iron. But if you are iron deficient, you may be more fatigued and not exercise leading to weight gain. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Can iron deficiency cause weight gain?

Can iron deficiency cause weight gain?

No.: Fe deficiency does not cause wt gain. In a young menstruating female iron deficiency is caused by monthly loss of blood. ...Read more

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Having anxiety reading posts on net about effects of gallbladder removal...Will it cause weight gain, change my metabolism, vitamin deficiencies, ibs?

Having anxiety reading posts on net about effects of gallbladder removal...Will it cause weight gain, change my metabolism, vitamin deficiencies, ibs?

None are common: Bloggers and posts indicate the unusual experience of someone who is not satisfied. Stick with the larger, medically reviewed websites if you are going to seek wisdom from the internet. ...Read more

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Does hypoglycemia and low iron eventually cause weight gain?

Does hypoglycemia and low iron eventually cause weight gain?

No, but: Weight gain can cause your body to have to lower your glucose and produce symptoms you think are due to low glucose -- when they're only a return to normal. Iron levels don't cause weight gain either. ...Read more

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Talking iron and folic acid supplements can cause weight gain?

Talking iron and folic acid supplements can cause weight gain?

No: Taking iron and Folic Acid supplements do not cause weight gain unless a person is drinking a high calorie drink (such as fruit juice) to wash the pills down. Fruit juice has lots of calories. ...Read more

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Can an iron deficiency make you gain weight?

Can an iron deficiency make you gain weight?

Usually not: I don't think iron deficiency anemia is linked directly to weight gain. Some people with iron deficiency might have cravings like chewing ice or even eating clay/sand. I had a patient who liked to chew on paper ! bit that won't make you gain weight though :). ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Iron Poor Blood (Definition)

It may mean any anemia, or ...Read more


Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more