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How Much Iron To Take For Iron Deficiency Anemia
Multiple Ways: Stop ongoing losses: help heavy menstrual bleeding, fix ulcers, cure leukemia. Build iron supplies: red meat, egg yolk. Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops) turkey or chicken giblets beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans, liver artichokes, black strap molasses iron-enriched cereals and grains dried fruit (prunes, raisins iron absorption enhansed by taking with vitamin c rich drink: orange juice. ...Read more
Iron pill and foods: There are general vitamins high iron and also specific iron pills. Foods rich in iron include red meat, egg yolks, greens, beans, dried fruits, lentils, soybeans, mollusks, and iron-enriched cereals, grains & macaroni, lentils. Foods high in vitamin c help absorps iron better. Consult your doctor to avoid unnecessary over consumption of iron. ...Read more
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
Iron replacement: Best treatment is to replace the deficiency. This can be done with oral iron 325mg taken 3x per day with vitamin c 3x/d. If this is not tolerated then consideration can be given to using intravenous iron. However, IV iron poses greater risks than oral iron replacement- which is preferable. ...Read more
Alot: First of all it is important to establish if your anemia is purely from iron deficiency. There are many causes of anemia with iron deficiency being the most common, other causes of anemia include B12 deficiency, Folic Acid deficiency and other ilnnesses. Patient's with pure iron deficiency needd a large quantity of irin to replace depleted body stores in addition to building up their blood. ...Read more
Chelating separate: The chelating function of wheatgrass is a separate property from it also having iron. 1 ounce of wheatgrass has about 10% of the daily allowance of iron but it is proven to chelate iron. I don't know if the mechanism is entirely known, but wheatgrass is rich in chlorophyll and if you trade the atom of magnesium at the core of a chlorophyll molecule for an iron molecule it becomes hemoglobin. ...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
Severity and cause: Will depend on how severe it is and whether you are pregnant or not. If you only have mild deficiency-you probably don't have any symptom. If severe enough, tired, fatigue, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath can be the symptoms. In pregnancy iron is very important for the fetus. It is crucial to know what is the cause. Bleeding? Malabsorption, cancer? Etc- this needs to be found out. ...Read more
My doc asked me to take 2 pills of 325mg of iron daily for iron deficiency.Can I take 25mg iron bisglycinate instead?How much iron bisglycinate daily?
Insufficient: 25 mg of bis glycinate is not enough to replace 325 mg of ferrous sulfate. Ferrous sulfate is less expensive. You should take it with meals and if constipation is an issue, take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. For more information you may consult this paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24152889 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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
What was your Hb : What was your hb to start with. ...Read more
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
Iron saturation= 10 %. All else normal, no anemia. On supplements for vit B deficiency. Do I need iron supplements to help with fatigue and rls ?
Blood work: Your physician can order commonly available tests for your levels of b12, iron, iron binding capacity and the carrier proteins for iron. All of these factors have some effect on blood cells. The direction of investigation can start with a CBC or complete blood count. Iron deficience eventually produces visably smaller blood cells while B12 deficience results in larger ones.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depend-take months: It depends on how low is your iron, how good your stomach absorbing the iron, whether you can tolerate the iron, whether you take the iron properly or not , how much do you take etc. The respond is individually basis. Your doctor should check you again in about 3 months and see if you respond well or not. If you can't tolerate or if you don't respond to oral iron, intravenous iron is an option. ...Read more
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