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Iron Deficiency When Discontinuing Warfarin
No: There is no interaction between iron and warfarin. You should only be on iron if you are iron deficient, common causes of iron deficiency are gastrointestinal blood loss from colon polyps, inflammation, tumors or other problems. Warfarin may increase the blood loss from any of these causes. If you are iron deficient, the cause needs to be determined, especially for someone on warfarin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe to use midol while taking iron supplements? I have iron deficiency anemia and taking 65mg of ferr. Sulf.
HmG 10.7- ferritin 6- hematologist said heavy periods &taking high dose nexium (esomeprazole) which stops iron absorption. Taking Ferrex 150 BID-how to fix Fast?
Long term: The fact that you became anemic means you lost all of your body stores of iron and it will take about a year to build up the stores, even after your hemoglobin becomes normal. You may try taking your iron pills three times a day. Take these with meals. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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. ...Read more
No, it: shouldn't have any effectGet a more detailed answer ›
It sould: There are some medical condition where people don't absorb iron properly . These are primarily disorders of the bowels, like celiac disease, however most people absorb a good percent of the iron they consume , whether in supplement or in iron containing foods. I would recommend follow up with a physician if you have to check if you have concerns about your ability to absorb nutrients. ...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
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
Should doctor ask the patient that was getting iron replacement treatment to stop iron supplement before checking iron levels again?
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
Can aspirin(50 mg daily)and Coumadin (warfarin) cause deficity of iron. Hemoglobin of my 10 month old is 106, how to increase hemiglobin without iron sypplements?
Anemia: By your question it is hard to know if your child is taking Aspirin and Coumadin (warfarin) or somebody else. If a person is on Coumadin (warfarin) he is closely monitored. The combination of the two drugs can causemicroscopic bleeding . Nevertheless , by eating cereals you can replace iron. ...Read more
Can patients with polycythemia vera take folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements when deficient or will it cause clots?
B12/Folate: If i understand your question correctly if a patient with pcv polycythemia vera have documented Folic Acid or B12 deficiency, then those could be replaced. However, if the levels of B12 and folate (folic acid) are normal in blood, then i would not recommend it. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should an iron deficient patient stop supplementing iron before his iron check up blood work? how many days to stop before blood work?
Should i carry on taking calcium supplements whilst having iron injections / infusions? Will it affect the absorption of the iron?
Hair loss w Coumadin (warfarin): While it is not a common complic, some on Coumadin (warfarin) do report problems w hair loss. It is not clear that the Coumadin (warfarin) itself is the cause of the hair loss as many patients taking Coumadin (warfarin) have nutritional issues, cross reacting medications and other causes for hair loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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