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Can Well Water With Too Much Iron Effect My Hyperthyroidism
Taking super b complex and iron pills is that good for me i'm 20 have hyperthyroidism and GERD been having pale tongue so my grandma put me on them?
B6; B12 good: The b vitamins are great for tongue health. If you have gerd, you may also need Fluoride supplementation, custom Fluoride applicator trays, or even a saliva substitute to help offset the acid in your mouth. See your dentist frequently (probably every three months) while you have this condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more
You can't tell: Unless you do some blood testing. But i would advise it only under the appropriate circumstances. ...Read more
Not likely: Oral supplementation of iron usually causes stomach and bowel upset if too much is taken. Since you have other allergies that are known, the hives are much more likely from something other than iron. Even antihistamines can be the cause of allergic reactions that may be severe, if one becomes sensitized to them. ...Read more
Iron overload: It is uncommon for iron overload to occur as a result of poisoning. More likely etiologies are congenital disorders such as hemochromatosis, repetitive blood transfusions, or a hematologic condition which prevents normal iron usage. It is important for you to be seen by a hematologist to determine how severe your iron overload is, what the etiology is, and what's the best treatment. ...Read more
I'm taking prenatal vitamins and i'm worried about taking in too much iron as an anmeic. How much is too much?
Good question: You need to monitor your blood level of iron and ferritin. Also you may need to check a few other things such as serum folate (folic acid) and b12. The size and hemaglobin concentration on the basic CBC blood test is a start. If you have a low rbc count and your rbc size is small (low mcv) you may have iron deficiency. If the red cells are larger than normal think low folate (folic acid) or low b12. ...Read more
I have too much iron and am having to have therapeutic phlebotomy. What foods can I eat to avoid any more iron intake?
Don't worry: It may not be "party line", but therapeutic phlebotomy for iron overload is so powerful and effective that to stop enjoying a beef-burger or your favorite iron-enriched breakfast cereal seems silly to me. And congratulations on getting diagnosed -- this pathologist has seen too many folks die from missed hemochromatosis. It is the easist deadly disease to manage. ...Read more
I was prescribed 325 mg ferrous sulfate..my ferritin was at a 12 yet all other numbers were within normal range. Is this too much iron?
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