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Iron (Overview)

In the metal group of the periodic table.


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How much iron?

How much iron?

Would watch iron: Unless you have been diagnosed with iron deficiency, I would be very careful with iron. Iron can accumulate in vital organs like the heart and lungs and cause major problems.

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Iron (Overview)

In the metal group of the periodic table.


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Why is my iron high?

The most common: Reasons are altered metabolism known as hemochromatosis and loading from multiple red blood cell transfusions.

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Why do we need iron?

Why do we need iron?

Blood: Iron is an essential component in the hemoglobin molecule. Hemoglobin is in the red blood cells and carries oxygen to the body.

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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

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Why do I get low iron?

Why do I get low iron?

Low iron: Low iron in females is commonly caused by heavy and irregular mensturation.

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Does ice have iron in it?

Does ice have iron in it?

No it does not: Ice is just frozen water and there is noiron in it but persons with irondeficiency crave for ice, so if a patient presents with craving for ice, you have to check the hemoglobin an iron lvels and invariably you will find iro deficiency.

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What can cause iron loss?

What can cause iron loss?

Bleeding: Blood loss is the only way one can have iron loss. Iron deficiency on the other hand can occur from blood loss, poor nutrition, or low ferritin. See your doctor if you suspect you have blood loss anemia.

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Best way to increase iron?

Best way to increase iron?

DIetary adjustments: Are of minimal help. If the low iron is due to bleeding then controlling the underlying process is of help. Ie heavy periods in women. Iron supplementation can also be used.

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My iron was 9 is that low?

My iron was 9 is that low?

Check out these: Links. Follow up with your dr and discuss the cause of your anemia which is likely from excessive menstrual bleeding or intestinal blood loss. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/iron-fe? Page=1. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-anemia-basics. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/women/guide/understanding-thyroid-problems-basics. Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/depression/default. Htm.

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Is a iron level of 7.1 bad?

Is a iron level of 7.1 bad?

Iron 7: Real, real low. Got to know why and from where you are losing iron / blood. And know your hemoglobin level. And get iron therapy going.

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Reasons for low iron levels?

Reasons for low iron levels?

Less in or more out: Either lack of iron intake from diet (ie. Vegetarian), lack of iron absorption (ie. Celiac), or iron losses (ie. Bleeding).

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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.

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What is low iron saterstion?

What is low iron saterstion?

Saturation?: Do you mean low iron saturation? That would mean that your hemoglobin is low. That the iron in you blood is low. What used to be called "iron poor blood" by the promoters of geritol.

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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.

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How do you increase your iron?

Diet: A well rounded diet of iron rich foods and occasionally supplementation is required. Check with your doctor to follow levels and see if diet will be sufficient or if iron supplements will be necessary.

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What is a good source of iron?

Iron: Red meat, green vegetables, fruits that turn black like banana, kiwi fruit, dates are rich in iron http://patient. Info/health/diets-suitable-for-people-with-anaemia

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How do I get iron into my diet?

How do I get iron into my diet?

Red meat: Red meat is a good source of iron. Depending how much you need, you can also consider iron supplement pills. It might be cheaper than purchasing red meat. Certain vegetables like spinach have iron, but they are not as easily absorbed as the iron in red meat.

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What do I eat to get my iron up?

What do I eat to get my iron up?

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.

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