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Doctor insights on: If I Take Iron Tablets And I Dnt Hv A Deficiency What Can Happen

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If I take iron tablets and I don't hv a deficiency. Wat can happen?

If I take iron tablets and I don't hv a deficiency. Wat can happen?

Iron can be toxic: Iron overload can cause serious damage to your liver, joints, and almost every major organ in your body. It is for this reason that all supplement that contain more than a very small amount iron have a safety cap. Iron studies on your blood should be done to see if you need iron. Do not rely on physical symptoms of supposed iron need such as weakness, pale color, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
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Iron Supplements (Definition)

Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more


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What iron supplements can you take for an iron deficiency?

What iron supplements can you take for an iron deficiency?

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

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Please tell me what iron supplements can you take for an iron iron deficiency?

Please tell me what iron supplements can you take for an iron iron deficiency?

Multiple Options: There are many over the counter iron supplements available. Ferrous gluconate and ferrous sulfate are two options. Some are more constipating than others. Taking a stool softener along with your iron supplements may ease the constipation. ...Read more

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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 more

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Serum iron 4umol/L Transferrin IBC 64umol/L Transferrin saturation 6% Serum ferritin assay 62ug/L Am I iron deficient? levels on 2 iron tablets /day

Serum iron 4umol/L
Transferrin IBC 64umol/L
Transferrin saturation 6%
Serum ferritin assay 62ug/L

Am I iron deficient? levels on 2 iron tablets /day

Need to evaluate: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your results are consistent with iron deficiency. Do you have heavy periods? Do you eat a normal diet? Have you been evaluated for celiac disease? If you are not able to absorb oral iron, it may be given intravenously. 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

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Told i had iron deficiency anemia after pregnancy. Keep forgetting to take iron tablets. Will anything bad happen?

Told i had iron deficiency anemia after pregnancy. Keep forgetting to take iron tablets. Will anything bad happen?

Depends: It depends on the level of iron deficiency. You tell us -- did your hemoglobin (HGB) rise to normal? Iron deficiency without anemia is not a condition that is improved by iron supplementation -- ref: http://www.Biomedcentral.Com/1741-7015/10/8 -- clinical evaluation of iron treatment efficiency among non-anemic but iron-deficient female blood donors: a randomized controlled trial -- bmc medicin. ...Read more

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Can I take iron tablets and the contraceptive pill at the same time?

Can I take iron tablets and the contraceptive pill at the same time?

Yes: I'm glad you're taking this active approach to your health. Many women become quiet ill if they need iron and do not supplement. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more