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Does eating ice lower your iron.

Does eating ice lower your iron.

No: Eating ice should not lower your iron levels. Is it possible that eating ice reduces your absorption of dietary iron? I suppose this may be possible as iron is best absorbed in an acid medium and it is possible that excessive ice ingestion could reduce the acid levels in your stomach. Stop eating ice and you do not have to worry about this. ...Read more

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How can eating ice can cause iron deficiency?

How can eating ice can cause iron deficiency?

Does not cause: It is stated that people who are iron deficient tend to chew on ice. Chewing on ice does not cause iron deficiency. ...Read more

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I eat ice a lot. Doctor said that I have low red blood counts. Can I just keep on eating ice but take supplement for iron deficiency? Would that works?

I eat ice a lot. Doctor said that I have low red blood counts. Can I just keep on eating ice but take supplement for iron deficiency? Would that works?

Enjoy your ice: People who are iron-deficient tend to like to eat ice. I was skeptical until I discovered myself developing a sudden fondness for ice-eating, checked my labs and found that over-zealous blood bank deposits had depleted me. You need to take your iron supplements and you need to find out why you're iron deficient. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin level is 16.8 I am eating 2 eggs daily and multivitamin which contain iron and vitamin c 500 mg how to decrease on healthy level of hb?

My hemoglobin level is 16.8 I am eating 2 eggs daily and multivitamin which contain iron and vitamin c 500 mg how to decrease on healthy level of hb?

Take diff. Multi. &: No adult males should take iron supplements unless proven deficient. Iron is a pro-oxidant that increases risk of disease and most men get plenty from their diet. Change to a multivitamin without iron.
Consider donating blood- periodically donating blood may reduce risk of acute heart attack up to 88%!
See http://www. Anh-usa. Org/reduce-your-heart-risk/ ...Read more

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Does ice have iron in it?

Does ice have iron in it?

No it does not: Ice is just frozen water and there is noiron in it
but persons with irondeficiency crave for ice, so if a patient presents with craving for ice, you have to check the hemoglobin an iron lvels and invariably you will find iro deficiency. ...Read more

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What are lower iron stores? May you also give examples?

Blood loss: Removal of iron through blood loss/bleeding or intentional phlebotomy (procedure to remove some blood) - will lower your iron storage. ...Read more

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I crave ice all the time and eat it all the time. I have heard this is from low iron....True or false?

I crave ice all the time and eat it all the time. I have heard this is from low iron....True or false?

Sometimes true: Ice cravings has been reported as a symptom of iron deficiency anemia. Some people believe ice cravings also occur in other forms of anemia, such as thalassemia anemias. It is not known how many non-anemic persons have ice cravings, so it is unknown how likely it would be for a ice cravings to occur coincidentally with an anemia but not due to the anemia. A primary care doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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In a recent iron test my iron level was found 79 ug/DL. Should this be little higher for a healthy person or is this on a lower side?

In a recent iron test my iron level was found 79 ug/DL. Should this be little higher for a healthy person or is this on a lower side?

Hey Ethan!: You're in your prime, and life's too short and difficult for you to be fretting about lab values that are basically in the healthy range. This is perfectly fine. And it can fluctuate strikingly if you pop a vitamin-with-iron tablet. We're only concerned if you're way-low or way-high. Eat sensibly, hit the fitness circuit, enjoy being young, and stop troubling yourself over this stuff. ...Read more

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Does tea lower your iron level?

Does tea lower your iron level?

Iron: There is no direct effect. Milk in tea (if used) does have a potential to decrease iron absorption from stomach. ...Read more

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I am iron deficient and crave ice, why?

Not related: Craving ice is not a symptoms associated with iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Can valarian root lower your iron levels?

Can valarian root lower your iron levels?

No.: Valerian root will not lower iron levels to any measurable degree. If your iron level is decreased it is from another cause. ...Read more

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Can watering down formula lower baby's iron?

Diluting formula!: It is never good to dilute the formulas because your baby can be lacking in many things because of it. Yes it can cause anemia due to decreased intake of iron but also decrease in calories can also create problems particularly in growth and development. Don't dilute the formula. ...Read more

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Can zinc taken in excess (60mg/day for 2+ weeks) cause iron to lower?

Can zinc taken in excess (60mg/day for 2+ weeks) cause iron to lower?

Zinc + iron: Zinc and iron compete for absorption, so if you take too much of one you won't have enough of the other. ...Read more

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