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How Long After Turning Vegetarian Might Iron Deficiency Anemia Start To Show Up
Not necessary: Contrary to what you might have heard on tv or some "experts", you don't necessarily get iron deficient just because you're vegetarian. Lots of vegetables, beans, & fortified bread are loaded with iron. Many cultures survived millennia on little to no meat & many others with almost no red meat. It depends on the variety of your diet & medical conditions present. Plus there's iron in eggs & fish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-5 years: Pure vegans will develop vitamin B12 deficiency in 4-5 years if they do not take vitamin B12 supplements. It usually will take 4 years for the bone marrow to be completely depleted of viitamin b12, which ultimately will lead to anemia. Vitamin B12 is predominately found in meat products. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Man or woman?: Female vegetarians would tend to lose iron more quickly and become anemic due to monthly menstrual losses. Pregnancy and breastfeeding also lead to iron loss. "heme" sources of iron (animal iron) are more readily digested than "non-heme" iron found in grains and vegetables, but vegetarians can get enough iron in a diet to maintain health. More info: http://1.Usa.Gov/9mbfej. ...Read more
After starting iron therapy of 325 mg twice a day for iron deficient anemia, how long will it take for the symptoms of anemia to go away?
Depends: What is hemoglobin level? Do you have continuing bleeding disorder? It usually takes a couple of week for the effects of iron replacement to be apparent, if there is no ongoing blood loss. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/iron-deficiency-anemia/ds00323. ...Read more
How much time it might take for a complete remission of iron deficiency anemia( on iron supplement elemental 65mg * 2 /day)?
Cause/ Severity: 28 year old female asks, How much time it might take for complete remission of iron deficiency anemia (on iron supplement elemental 65mg *2/day)? Depends on cause of deficiency: Mensturation/ Blood Loss, G.I. bleeding; Diet/ malnutrition; Chronic Diseases inherited/ acquired; Infection eg malaria. Medication interference etc. Should feel better in a few days, remission 6- 8 weeks even to 6 month ...Read more
Should an iron deficient patient stop supplementing iron before his iron check up blood work? how many days to stop before blood work?
For iron deficiency should you take iron supplements + iron -enriched foods? Worried about iron overdose. And how long to get iron back in system?
Fe deficiency is a..: Symptom of a problem as much as being a problem in its own rite. It's important to both correct the deficiency and discover its source. To correct, continue oral fe supplements until hematocrit normalizes then continue for another 3months to replete stores. If you find the source and fix it, your only significant source of fe loss is bleeding. If you don't fix it, the fe deficiency will recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What was your Hb : What was your hb to start with. ...Read more
If you had vitamin deficiency from malnutrition which caused telogen effluvium, can it still take months for hair to grow back after correcting diet?
If iron isn't excreted from the body, how can someone who didn't have anemia before become iron deficient anemic?
Monthly cycle: Probable the most common source of anemia in a monthly cycle woman is there monthly period, especially if it is heavy and associated with clots. Check with you family doctor to discuss further. For men it would be abnormal to be anemia at age 25 and should be check out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long can it take for iron to leave the system ? After stopping the iron for 2 months but still getting acid reflux
Low serum iron from not eating properly over 8 months. Not anaemic. Will 20-30mg iron from food a day bring it back to normal without supplement?
What are the signs of low iron /hemoglobin ? I've uterine fibroids and i tend to bleed a lot .How long does it take to increase blood if taking iron?
Iron Deficiency oral iron tx 1 year. Is it typical to see your ferritin levels to continue to drop as you build your iron stores? Ferritin is 3.9.
Re-evaluate: It is possible that you are not absorbing the oral iron properly as ferritin level of 3.9 is abnormally low. You may wish to discuss the option of receiving 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. ...Read more
How long after begin off Coumadin (warfarin) can I start back enjoying vitamin K foods and red wine?
Immediately for K...: The reason to avoid vit k on Coumadin (warfarin) is that it reduces the effectiveness of Coumadin (warfarin) (though i advise people eat consistent levels of food with k & adjust Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly) so you can eat k right away. Alcohol can thin the blood so one should limit to 2 glasses of wine/day while on it. Within 5 days of stopping (sooner if you eat k foods) Coumadin (warfarin) is out of your body so occ. More is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iron 27, TIBC is 437 , Transferin Saturation 6. Does this show Iron Defeciency Anemia? and a reason for some fatigue? should I be taking iron ?
Are you anemic?: You are anemic if and only if you hemoglobin is low, but iron deficiency can make you tired before anemia happens. These labs say "iron deficient", most likely. If this is from very heavy periods and/or non-supplementing vegetarianism, iron supplements are in order, but the cause needs to be found first -- even at your age, it's a bleeding ulcer or stomach cancer until proved otherwise. ...Read more
Why askng?: Why do you take the risk? Take multivitamin therapeutic once or twice daily for prevention. Vitamin B12 is important, might need to take a shot 500-1000 mcg every 3-6 months. Vegetarian food leads t also iron and minerals..... The time taken to be anemic is ill-defined since it depends on the type and quality and quantity of the vegetarian food. Be smart. Be wise. Prevent anemia from happening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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