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Iron In Kids
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What is the recommended amount of iron in a 40 lb child that we believe is iron deficient per day?
Needs other sources: Pediasure only contains a small amount or iron. The child must need iron from other sources in the diet. Pediasure only contains 15% of the days requirement for iron. Iron suppements can be used or foods containing more iron should be introduced in to the diet. Meats, fish and green leafy vegetables are good sources of iron. ...Read more
Recommended iron level for a woman in child-bearing age? Does it have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups of people?
Talk with Doc: These are common issues that most primary care providers deal with on a regular basis.A diet change and or iron supplement are usually the first step for the iron deficiency, the pcp can usually arrange for you to see a pediatric endocrinologist after some confirmatory testing on the thyroid issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you had a child under 66 lbs go into anaphylactic shock and you only had an adult epi pen would you use iron the child?
YES- however...: Anaphylactic shock can be fatal and the most effective treatment is injectable epinephrine so I would give it as the risk of too much epinephrine is less than the risk of the child dying from anaphylaxis. However, if you think a child is at risk of anaphylaxis it would be wise to get an EpiPen Jr. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Which low iron fruits are good for a e beta thalassemia child?Which are low iron fruits?Pls advice..
Complicated diet: Avoid prunes and prune juice, spinach, watermelon,leafy green vegetables, fav beans, dates, raisins, peas and broccoli. Also avoid meats, peanut butter, tofu, infant cereals and other cereals fortified with iron, flour tortillas, anything cooked in a cast iron skillet. Avoid citrus with meals as it increases iron absorption. Your child will need to have limited iron intake as well as vitamin and essential mineral supplements under the direction of a nutritionist with experience in thalassemia. It is essential that diet be guided with nutrition consultation. Tea with meals suppresses absorption of iron. ...Read more
If hg is normal and ferritin is low , would you give iron supplement for kids? And if yes , which kind of iron is preferred ?
Hello - what are normal iron levels in a child. My daughter is 7 and recent Dr. Visit has shown very high iron level. We are meeting a hematologist.
Iron levels.: 7–140 ng/mL or 7–140 mcg/L. These ranges vary from lab to lab, and your lab may have a different range for what's normal. Your lab report should contain the range your lab uses. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Confusing statement: Iron is a necessary nutrient at all stages of a persons life including infancy. If it is present in enough quantity in their feed, they do not need a supplement. Teeth do not require more than the average amount of iron. The maintaince of normal blood cell size & health is a main iron consumer. It is also the way we screen for iron deficiency/need for more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are recommended daily allowances for dha, epa, magnesium and iron for children with possible add?
depends on child: 1 t flaxseeds soaked rinsed and blended into drinks or food is a good source of epa/dha for children. The Amino Acid taurine enhances the uptake of magnesium which can be given to bowel tolerance, zinc 15 mg, and iron 18 mg which are often deficient in children. Supplements don't take the place of healthy food, a good night sleep, fun exercise, and lowering stress. ...Read more
Is it ok to take children's multi-vitamin and 324 mg ferrous gluc iron pill together ?adult vitamins make me sick so I take children's .thank you.
Is it ok to give a 3 year old child pediavit select ( vitamins and iron ) 1 ml each day for almost 2 years now . How safe is it to continue using it ?
Vitamins: Unless your child is anemic or very poor eater who is not growing properly, i would advise you to save your money a buy your child an extra toy with the money saved. In other words the vitamins are not necessary. ...Read more
Several: Although iron deficiency is the most common, there are several other causes. Chronic blood loss is one, lead poisoning another, conditions that impair red cell production (genetic or malignancy). Docs often just do a trial at adding iron to see if the kid responds before putting the kid trough extensive tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer