Doctor insights on: 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
I have severe anemia. I can't. Stop eating ice my iron today was 9.something. I get very cold after eating. Ice I need help?
Iron spplement: Start Iron supplement, See doc.....find the cause. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Generally 'no': But it's not optimal either.Get a more detailed answer ›
Urge to eat ice anem: Less than 50% of time.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tsat 20%, iron 71 and hgb 13.8 is some low for a 35years old man? Tsat on the lower side what means? Txs
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