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Doctor insights on: Foods That Deplete Iron From The Body

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Iron (Definition)

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What changes occur in an anemic person's body, making the body absorb more iron from the food?

What changes occur in an anemic person's body, making the body absorb more iron from the food?

Complicated: When patients become anemic, there is an increase in iron absorption proteins (metalothionines) in the upper small bowel to increase the avidity of iron absorption. Ordinarily, heme iron (in meats) is better absorbed than nonheme (vegetable sources, including beans) and is less affected by other factors like vitamin c, fiber content, oxalates. Medicinal (inorganic) iron is not affected by these. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get iron into your body, without taking supplements or food that has iron in it?

Is there a way to get iron into your body, without taking supplements or food that has iron in it?

Donate blood: If you donate a pint of blood, you will be losing the iron that is bound in the blood. It is a relatively safe way to get the iron out of your blood and you are doing a blessed thing by donating. ...Read more

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What is the best food or supplements to take if you have low iron or if ur body doesn't retain iron?

What is the best food or supplements to take if you have low iron or if ur body doesn't retain iron?

First find the cause: Most important is to find out why your levels are low. For younger women, menstruation is the main reason. Low iron levels can be caused by blood loss, red blood cells not being made quickly enough, being destroyed or dying too quickly. Consult a doctor before taking supplements or making major dietary changes. Some iron-rich foods include dark green leafy vegetables, figs, dark molasses. ...Read more

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Which foods has iron?

Which foods has iron?

Iron rich diet: Red meat, green leafy vegetables, certain fruits like banana , dates etc are rich in iron.


http://patient.info/health/diets-suitable-for-people-with-anaemia ...Read more

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What foods are rich in iron?

What foods are rich in iron?

Meat: First and foremost. So is liver. "politically correct" ads showing beans, tofu, spinach, and peanut butter are misleading. Vegetarians who do not know exactly what they are doing tend to become iron-deficient -- and if you are iron-deficient, you've been done a terrible disservice. Look also for possible sources of bleeding if you're diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some low iron foods?

Why do you ask?: It's your physician's task to explain why you've been recommended to have a low-iron diet. If this is for the management of hemochromatosis (the easiest of all the very-serious diseases to manage), then ask a couple of experts whether this is really key to its management given the awesome effectiveness of therapeutic phlebotomy, or whether you can eat what you enjoy. ...Read more

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Why do we need iron in our bodies?

Why do we need iron in our bodies?

Iron: To prevent anemia. Red blood cells carry hemoglobin and they need iron. ...Read more

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What are some good foods with iron?

What are some good foods with iron?

Iron in food: Iron is found in red meat, fortified cereals, and dark green leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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Where is iron absorbed in your body?

Where is iron absorbed in your body?

Small Intestines: Many menstruating women suffer with iron deficiency anemia. This may occur due to heavier periods, poor iron intake, or both. Pregnant women need extra iron to produce a large amount of blood preparing for delivery.
Iron is best absorbed on an empty stomach, and also with vitamin c supplement; acid improves absorption. Sometimes iron is difficult to tolerate, upset stomach or constipation. ...Read more

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What happens without iron in your body?

Anemia: Iron is a necessary element and basic building block for hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the molecule in our red blood cells that transports oxygen from our lungs to the rest of the body. Lack of iron decreases our hemoglobin causing anemia. Anemia leads to fatigue, lethargy, diminished oxygen to organs, and ultimately death if not addressed. ...Read more

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What causes high levels of iron in body?

Depends: 1 excess intake
2 hemochromatosis, a condition leading to accumulation of iron. Treated with medications and phlebotomy, or periodic removal of blood. ...Read more

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What happens when iron gets low in body?

Anemia: Your bone marrow needs iron to make red blood cells and when there is not enough iron your bone marrow cannot make enough red blood cells and you become anemic. ...Read more

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Why does iron not get stored in the body?

It's stored in many : Places, ferritin is a protein that stores iron & releases it as needed, if enough is available. About 18% of dietary iron is absorbed from a carnivorous diet; about 10% from a vegetarian diet. ~ 2/3 of the body's iron is in hemoglobin to help red blood cells carry oxygen. It's also in myoglobin, to help store oxygen in muscles, & in some enzymes that help energy production in cells. ...Read more

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What can food can i eat that has no iron?

What can food can i eat that has no iron?

Few foods iron free: few foods are completely iron-free, those that are tend to be high in fat or highly processed. ...Read more

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What are some foods that are high in iron?

What are some foods that are high in iron?

Iron rich food: Some food like -cooked spinach, canned-olive, sesame seed, pumpkin seeds, morrel mushroom, beans, red meat, liver , are rich in iron. Open -www.Ironrichfood.Org. ...Read more

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What is a normal iron level for your body?

Gender specific: Serun: 50-17 for women
65-175 for men

tissue levels are another thing and in disease this is determined by biopsy and analysis for iron. ...Read more

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What makes a woman s body not absorb iron?

Few things: There are some vitamins or minerals that can prevent iron absorption. Such as calcium can decrease iron absorption while vitamin c can increase iron absorption from plants. Vegetarians can have decreased iron because our bodies dont absorb their iron as well. Antacids or medications for peptic ulcers which usually contain calcium can also decrease iron absorption. See your physician for monitoring. ...Read more

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What are some food sources of non-heme iron?

What are some food sources of non-heme iron?

Sources of iron: The nih has an excellent website with lists of the best sources of iron, both animal & vegetable/grains as well as factors that affect iron absorption: http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/iron-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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What should I do to get more iron in my body?

What should I do to get more iron in my body?

Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more

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Please explain what foods can improve iron level?

Please explain what foods can improve iron level?

Beef: Beef, liver, ham, spinach, sweet potato, lentils, cashews, broccoli, eggs, chicken. ...Read more

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What foods are good to eat when your low in iron ?

What foods are good to eat when your low in iron ?

Many healthy foods: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more

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Please explain which foods can improve iron level?

Please explain which foods can improve iron level?

Meats: Beef, liver, ham, spinach, sweet potato, lentils, cashews, broccoli, eggs, chicken. ...Read more

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What happens if my body gets more iron than I need?

What happens if my body gets more iron than I need?

Iron overload: Normally excessive dietary iron is eliminated in the stool. If a person has hemochromatosis they absorb an increased amount of iron and it builds up in internal organs like the heart, liver, and pancreas causing organ dysfunction and failure. A similar thing can happen when patients get a lot of blood transfusions (because there is iron inside the red blood cells). ...Read more

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My body no longer absorbes iron why is it doing this?

Huh?: Relatively uncommon. Can be seen with generalized malabsorption such as celiac disease ( gluten enteropathy ) but generally this is associated with other signs of malnutrition. Iron absorption can be down if you have no stomach acid but this has not been seen with anti acid therapy. I think you should clear this up with your doctor. Iron can be taken with vit c to improve absorption. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more