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Can iron pills make me tired? Started 325mg 3 times a day, iron deficiency anemia. Taking naps, I never take naps. Headaches, dizzy, chest pain. Norm?

Can iron pills make me tired? Started 325mg 3 times a day, iron deficiency anemia. Taking naps, I never take naps. Headaches, dizzy, chest pain. Norm?

Iron pills: Iron pills can affect digestive system & cause nausea or upset stomach, but not the other symptoms you described, unless you are taking the iron on full stomach, as food can lower absorption of iron, hence less effectiveness for your anemia, hence one possibility is that your anemia might be causing those symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Have palpitations every few minutes and pain in my chest. Could it be my iron deficiency, B12 and d?

Have palpitations every few minutes and pain in my chest. Could it be my iron deficiency, B12 and d?

Go to ER: New chest pain and palpitations should be treated now. Call 911! or go to ER now (but do not drive)! Hopefully it will be nothing, but why take any chances. ...Read more

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I think my mum has an undiagnosed & very longstanding b1 deficiency. She is getting palpitations & chest pain. How do I convince her doctors to act?

I think my mum has an undiagnosed & very longstanding b1 deficiency. She is getting palpitations & chest pain. How do I convince her doctors to act?

Probably not from B1: It would be very unusual for this to be related to b1 deficiency. It can be tested for but there are much more common causes of chest pain and palpitations that should be looked at first. Common things happen commonly. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause arm and chest pain?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause arm and chest pain?

Unlikely: Generally vitamin d deficiency causes no symptoms. However some patients with vitamin d deficiency can have muscle aches. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue, night sweats, chest pain, red painful wrinkled toes, vitamin D deficiency and leukocytes in urine?

What causes fatigue, night sweats, chest pain, red painful wrinkled toes, vitamin D deficiency and leukocytes in urine?

Concerning: Your symptoms are concerning for a number of possible illnesses, and definitely needs to be worked up urgently. I would be most concerned for a possible malignancy, or other chronic inflammatory syndrome. Unfortunately, your multiple symptoms make it impossible, to give a specific diagnosis. However these symptoms are serious, and should be Evaluated and worked up as soon as possible ...Read more

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Having chest pain after taking iron pills?

Having chest pain after taking iron pills?

Common: Iron pills can cause chest and stomach pain because they can irritate the lining of the esophagus and stomach. You can try different preparations that are less irritating. One way to combat this problem is to take iron with vitamin c in it or along with it. Good luck... ...Read more

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Is iron deficiency a serious problem?

Is iron deficiency a serious problem?

Yes: All red blood cells carry hemoglobin, a chemical that carries oxygen throughout the body. Without oxygen, we die. The hemoblobin is composed of iron and a carrier protein named globulin. So without the iron, the hemoglobin will be low, the cells won't be able to carry oxygen and the body has no energy and starts to lose its function. Also, snce we do not normally lose iron, look for bleeding. ...Read more

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What may cause iron deficiency in the body?

Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency can be caused by loss of blood or decreased iron intake. In women it is often related to menstrual bleeding. It requires a workup to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an iron deficiency?

How do I know if I have an iron deficiency?

Blood work if needed: The obvious question is, "why would you have iron deficiency? " this is pretty unusual in 36 year old males. They don't become iron deficient unless their diet contains minimal iron (vegans who don't like vegetables), they have trouble absorbing iron (removal of some of their intestine) or they have ongoing bleeding. If one of these apply, there are blood tests that can measure iron stores. ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have an iron deficiency?

What can I eat if I have an iron deficiency?

Iron?: If you have iron deficiency anemia (ida). I would ask these questions -- 1) what is the cause -- and then fix it if possible - eg stomach ulcers, colon cancer, etc. 2) how severe is the ida (by hgb, ferritin, etc). Then if the gut is working can try oral iron. If not can use IV iron. Iron supplements are relatively cheap and measurable vs. Foods. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for iron deficiency?

Irondeficient anemia: Iron deficiency anemia is the medical term, meaning your body doesn't have enough iron. Iron is important because red cells need iron to make hemoglobin: needed to for oxygen exchange. If you are deficient in iron, commonly caused by bleeding, poor intake, low absorption or marrow defect, then your red cells become small, pale, & ineffective and you may feel weak, sluggish, pale& short of breath. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of iron deficiency?

Several: Fatigue. A common symptom is the craving of ice. This is called Pica. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, feeling cold, dizziness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What types of people are at risk for iron deficiency?

What types of people are at risk for iron deficiency?

Various: Many things can cause iron deficiency & most fall into 2 main categories--blood loss & decreased iron intake. Ex's of the former include GI (intestine) bleeding & women's menstrual cycles (though many women are not iron deficient). Ex's of the latter include poor diet & impaired absorption. A healthy diet & limiting causes of GI bleeding (alcohol, nsaids like ibuprofen, naproxen) can help prevent. ...Read more

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How do I know if im showing signs of iron deficiency?

How do I know if im showing signs of iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency causes anemia, fatigue, weak or malformed nails, and pica. Pica is when you crave strange non-food items. Typically, affected individuals munch ice but I've had patients eat wallboard, chalk, dirt, starch, and mattress stuffing. You need to see a doctor and get a cbc, iron, tibc, and ferritin. You may also need tests to rule out serious conditions such as ulcers and cancer. ...Read more

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What's the connection between pagophagia and iron deficiency?

What's the connection between pagophagia and iron deficiency?

Pagophagia is common: You can have pagophagia (pica to eat ice) as a symptom of iron defiency anemia. ...Read more

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