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Could I Still Have Anemia If I Eat Meat
Potentially yes: Iron and B12 are in red meat as well as many other nutrients. If you have symptoms of anemia, it's best to see your doctor to have a simple blood test to rule it out. If you are in-deed anemic, then getting your iron, b12, folic acids, etc. Would be a good follow-up blood test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do u know if u have anemia i don't eat meat and i feel weak and tired most of the time.. I don't eat a lot either and get bad pains in my side?
I think I have anemia because I don't eat red meat. Do all non-meat-eaters need blood check for anemia?
What can cause anemia? Do sport almost everyday. In a blood test had low iron just had another test to confirm it. Eat varied diet inc carbs meat&veg
Find the cause: Low serum iron, correct? It may be something as simple as heavy periods, or you may be losing blood from an ulcer or tumor. Your physician has a duty to you to figure out what's going on; many young women can't meet a woman's extra need for iron just with meat-eating though this is your easiest source for iron. ...Read more
Could I have anemia from not eating any vegetables and meat therefore having little iron in my diet?
Of course this is: Possible. Fe is needed for hemoglobin production. Without adequate fe intake, you can't efficiently produce hemoglobinized red cells and you can become anemic with time. Being female, you also have a monthly blood loss, provided you're using placebos. Often fe deficiency anemia develops slowly, so your anemia can be significant before symptoms develop. If concerned, check with your physician. ...Read more
Green leafy veggies: There are other foods rich in iron (kale, spinach. Etc.) that you could consume. Depending on your degree of iron deficiency, you may need to take pills containing iron (more than what you would obtain in a multivitamin). Iron absorption is helped by good vit c intake. That being said, there are other causes of anemia that won't be helped by iron at all; you need to really know why you are anemic. ...Read more
How can I fix my anemia and hypothyroidism? Doctor said I can't have red meat soy or eggs because of thyroid but I need something to keep iron up
Get another doctor: You need to get with a different physician at least for a second opinion. You either misunderstood or were misinformed, and this is extremely serious business. Diet isn't a factor in hypothyroidism. Anemia needs a proper workup unless it's clearly iron deficiency from monthly loss. If not properly managed, either will cost you your health and perhaps your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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