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How Do You Increase Your Iron
Pills Easiest: Iron is available otc in various strengths, usually 65 mg and one would usually take one 2 or 3 times a day. Because iron deficiency can be a sign of serious illness it is always best to be checked up by a doctor first as some folks should not take iron supplements or recieve it in different forms/strengths. Assuming no contraindication, otc iron is as good as any presc in my opinion. ...Read more
Healthy: Sources of iron - egg yolks, 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
Let me explain: A healthy person should have a normal iron serum level in the range of 60 to 170 micrograms per deciliter of blood. The most practical way to increase your iron intake is to eat iron-rich foods. Lean ground beef , sirloin steak, chicken breast, .Almonds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, lentils, pinto beans and tofu are also rich in iron.Tomatoes or oranges. And f course use supplements. ...Read more
I've been supplementing with 28 mg of iron once a day. Is that an adequate amount to raise my ferritun level that is currently at a 9?
Unlikely, a low dose: yet impossible to answer because results are a function of intake in food + any supplements less body (especially bone marrow) usage & rate of loss (especially in red blood cells), thus very individual. Knowing requires more information & rechecking Serun Fe, ferrition & TIBC, etc. A common supplement dosage (Slow-Fe) is 160-325mg/day & ?, higher doses tending to induce constipation & GI problems. ...Read more
Iron deficiency: Iron levels are raised by eating foods rich in iron - red meat & dark green, leafy vegetables. We absorb iron better from meat sources than vegetable ones. Iron can also be increased by taking supplements. The most important issue is to determine why the iron is low to begin with - is it just inadequate consumption or is iron being lost by bleeding of some sort? Please see your md to sort this out. ...Read more
My iron levels are worrying. How can I raise my ferritin levels without causing the iron to go too high?
Don't Rx a lab value: And especially, don't try to be your own physician based on things you've read on the internet. If you have a low serum ferritin, you're probably iron deficient and your first and foremost concern is why -- i.e., do you have stomach / colon cancer? Ulcer? Hookworm? Many 'healthy' / veg diets are iron deficient. Treating iron deficiency won't make you sick from 'too high iron'. ...Read more
My iron level is 24 can I increase it with iron tablets and loads of high iron foods in a month of time ?
YES: but to raise the iron in the RED BLOOD CELLS and make more red cells if you are "anemic" requires a high BINDING CAPACITY for IRON and enough FERRITIN to CARRY the iron to the cells! Its a PART of the story and dietary intake will increase the ironlevel as long as its being absorbed! Hope this info is useful! Dr Z ...Read more
I need to know the food that contain iron please give me some notes that could increase my serum iron level?
Many iron sources: There are many foods rich in iron. Some contain it naturally, and some have been enriched. Meat, eggs, and seafood all contain iron. Vegetarian sources include vegetables like spinach, sweet potatoes, beans, peas, lentils, kale, broccoli, tofu, tomato products, strawberries, prunes, watermelon, and enriched rice. http://tinyurl.com/33khwmg. ...Read more
Iron levels on 2 iron sups daily
Other levels are normal
red cell Mycrocytosis
How bad Are my levels?
How can I increase levels?
Iron + multivitamins: You should try taking more iron. Try taking it with every meal. Also add multivitamins with folic acid and B12, to your routine. If in 6 months your iron levels do not improve, you should discuss getting iron intravenously, with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
My 10month baby's heomoglobin is low from start, her heomoglobin level is 8.3 i've been giving her iron doses , eats well still no increase in heomoglob?
Correct diagnosis?: It is possible for a child this age to have iron deficiency anemia, but if this is truly the cause of the anemia, it should start improving in 2-3 weeks with an increase in the reticulocyte count. If the anemia does not get better, then other causes of anemia need to be considered (for example thalassemia). If your child is truly taking the iron, then a pediatric hematologist should get involved. ...Read more
Iron39, ferr. 35 , hgb11.4 , ironsat14, mcv82.4, rbc4.18, wbc7.4, hemacr.34.5. Are these levels ok? What can I do to increase my iron sat ? Hystectomy 2005
Other than what?: You can raise body stores of iron by eating foods rich in iron as described in this site: http://www.webmd.com/diet/iron-rich-foods Taking oral iron supplement is the most common way to increase body iron. Iron can also be administered by injection either intramuscular or intravenous. Blood transfusion will also add to body iron stores. ...Read more
Iron saturation was low at 19% iron was low normal at 51. How can I increase iron saturation? 37/m
I am vegetarian and my iron and zinc are borderline low. What are best foods i can eat regularly to increase and keep these levels up?
Beans, nuts, seeds &: For iron eat beans, soybeans, brown rice, quinoa, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, chard, collards, tomato sauce, dark chocolate etc. See http://tinyurl.com/kklhgbv Conveniently. many of these same foods are rich in zinc. See http://tinyurl.com/pfgdjf2 However, phytates in plant foods may impair zinc absorption. Thus, consider supplementing with a multivitamin. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more
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