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I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

You may be onto: something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more

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Iron Poor Blood (Definition)

Iron-poor blood is a condition where there is a lack of iron leading to insufficient ability of the blood to transport oxygen throughout the ...Read more


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Can a vitamin b 12 deficiency cause itchy skin?

Can a vitamin b 12 deficiency cause itchy skin?

No I didn't: Vitamin b deficiency does not cause itching of the skin it can cause the skin to be pale or bruise easily. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin and the urge to move my legs at night due to anemia. Should i still continue with iron pills?..ive been takin it for 2 weeks..

I have itchy skin and the urge to move my legs at night due to anemia. Should i still continue with iron pills?..ive been takin it for 2 weeks..

Please see your doct: Please see your doctor to establish the iron deficiency. Blood testing should be reviewed. Itchy skin to my awareness has not been associated with anemia, nor has restless leg issues. Ladies who menstruate, loose iron monthly, and this iron needs to be replaced. Begin by checking with your doctor who placed you on iron. Your soap or laundry detergent may irritate your skin--foods, ...Read more

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How will an iron deficiency affect my baby?

How will an iron deficiency affect my baby?

Fussy, pale, weak: Young babies often are a bit deficient in iron because they grow so fast, and new growth (new muscle cells, new blood cells, etc...) requires iron. Breastmilk or iron-fortified formula supply needed iron for a baby's growth (a baby can double his weight in the first 5 months). A baby who gets too iron-deficient and quite anemic can be fussy, not eat well, seem pale or weak, and have a rapid pulse. ...Read more

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How can eating ice can cause iron deficiency?

How can eating ice can cause iron deficiency?

Does not cause: It is stated that people who are iron deficient tend to chew on ice. Chewing on ice does not cause iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help a friend with iron deficiency?

Is there a way to help a friend with iron deficiency?

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. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to eat before taking iron deficiency pills?

Is it necessary to eat before taking iron deficiency pills?

Depends on effect: Iron is best absorbed on an empty stomach but, if you experience nausea, diarrhea, or cramps after taking iron then it is best to eat a small amount of food approximately 2 hours before taking iron supplements. Avoid consuming high fiber foods, milk, calcium, antacids or caffeine at the same time you take the iron. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of iron deficiency in women?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of iron deficiency in women?

Fatigue, Pallor: For mild iron deficiency, there may be no symptoms. As deficiency, and anemia, become more severe, people may feel tired, and their lips may be pale. Their heart may beat faster and may even beat irregularly. For a detailed description of the symptoms of iron deficiency, read http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/ida/signs.Html. ...Read more

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