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Eating Food Iron
What to do if I am feeling like I have low iron. I'm pretty sure I do becausestart eating more foods with iron in it?
There are many possible causes of fatigue. Iron deficiency is one potential cause. Too much iron can cause serious problems with iron overload, so it is important to avoid overdoing iron intake without having proper lab evaluation documenting iron deficiency.
What do you recommend if I am feeling like I have low iron. I'm pretty sure I do becausestart eating more foods with iron in it?
Get checked.: What we crave often has nothing to do with what our body really needs. If you are worried about iron deficiency, get a check-up by your doc who can order a simple blood test to see if you have an iron deficiency. ...Read more
Can taking iron supplements and eating foods rich in iron promote the bacterial growth that can lead to prostatitis?
There is data: Which has associated iron burden and infection. That said, prostate specific issues seems like an unlikely finding to me. ...Read more
I have no instance and got denied for 6 months for low iron. Now thar I could go back, I have been taking a multivitamin, iron pill, vitamin C pill to absorb the iron and eating higher iron foods, but its still to low! Should I be worried? I can't really
Iron def anemia: Iron def anemia can be either from iron loss, poor absorption or inadequate intake. Iron lost through bleeding (intestinal, gynecological or from trauma/ surgery). Most of iron absorption take place in proximal intestine (duodenum). One more recently recognizable diseases is celiac disease (allergy to gluten) this can be diagnosed through specific blood work and/ or endoscopy with biopsy. ...Read more
Having several very dark bms daily. Sometimes urgent/painful + often there's undigested food. Not eating extra iron/dark foods. What causes dark stool?
Depends on situation: If you load up months in advance it might actually help fix the problem. A few days ahead of the test would not be long enough to effect anything. ...Read more
Do you think I should be eating an iron rich food every day, or will a weekly intake be sufficient?
If you are: Not anemic you do not need iron supplementation at all. ...Read more
I have a high RBC (5.13, 32yo female), probably from taking iron pills. Will eating iron rich foods contribute to high RBC or is it safe?
Extra iron is usually excreted.
There are some problems, hemosiderosis- tissue iron if very excessive!
moderation is good! ...Read more
Why am I anemic even after eating iron rich foods, and supplementing daily with iron for so long?
I have blood clot in my left leg so I stopped eating food with vitamin K and now my red blood cell count iron folate (folic acid) b 12 dropped?
K doesn't cause clot:
While Vit K is needed for blood to clot, avoiding K doesn't reduce the risk of clots! The only reason to avoid is if you're on warfarin as K can interfere with it, but research shows being on some K actually stabilizes the effects of warfarin. The important thing is to have a consistent amount & then adjust warfarin dose. See http://bit. Ly/1hHlMAv
Foods rich in K are good sources of iron/folate. ...Read more
I have been eating these new foods from vitalicious, and the total iron amount in the 3 items I eat a day is 150% of the RDA. Is this dangerous?
It is not toxic: Iron if ingested in proper form should not cause toxicity, but you can easily reduce the intake... ...Read more
Hello. Some people says that eating any food contain protein and following it with milk within 3 hours that will cause lose of iron inside the body?
Iron: I don't believe that is true. Milk does not chelate iron. ...Read more
Only if you have..: It is virtually impossible to od on iron from just consuming iron-rich foods if you don't have some genetic abnormality such as hemochromatosis. Normally, your body will aborb enough iron and the rest will go out the other end. Hemochromatosis: your body will keep hogging the iron and will cause problem if not intervened. If u r curious/concerned, see your doc for a simple blood test. Good luck. ...Read more
Stool has been green since I started iron supplements and eating dark green leafy foods to take my level from 9.6 to 12.0 -16.9 range. Good or bad????
Stop: The iron for 7-10 days, see what happens. Restart, see what happens. HRS, MD, FACC www. Thepmc. Org ...Read more
OD on pills? Or gree: Can't od on iron from greens-not well enough absorbed to be an issue. Can od from pills, if taken in excess. Dark stool can be normal effect from taking iron supplements; dark stool can be from effect of eating dark foods. ...Read more