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Iron Infusion Vs Iron Pills
Anemia found on labs. Iron serum: 21 Iron Saturation: 4, Ferritin: 3. Very heavy periods, and hadn't been taking iron. Blood transfusion needed?
How do you FEEL?: I'm glad this was recognized in time. You'll need a transfusion only if you're seriously symptomatic and can't last long enough to have your stores rebuilt by supplements. Please comply. Your best source of iron is red meat. Iron in spinach is bound to an acid that makes it not absorbable and broccoli as a wonderful source of iron is a myth made up by vegetarians. Good luck and be discerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more
Ferrous Biglysinate for iron anaemia.What is the normal dosage to build the iron reserves up.25 mg 50 mg or more.Cant take ferrous sulphate..thanks.
As tolerated: Whatever you are able to tolerate. All oral iron products are rough on the gut. Since you are older, you'll want to look for the cause of your iron deficiency -- it can be anything from vegetarianism to blood loss from an ulcer or tumor in the gut. Your physician is your best guide. Best wishes. ...Read more
Safe to use midol while taking iron supplements? I have iron deficiency anemia and taking 65mg of ferr. Sulf.
Which is better for chronic anemia
1) ferrous gloconate
2) ferrous fumarate
As a supplements for iron deficiency?
Determine the cause: Chronic anemia does not equate to iron deficiency anemia. If you have been found to have iron deficiency anemia, however, there is no real superior supplement. They can be tolerated differently in different people. The most important thing is that you find one that does not bother your stomach, so that you can take it as recommended. ...Read more
Is fefol (iron & folate (folic acid) supplement) 30 delayed release capsules suggested for anemia?
Anemia & iron: Anemia can be caused by different things- bleeding, iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, related to other chronic disease, related to kidney disease, destruction to red blood cells, bone marrow failure etc. Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron is one of the good choice only if you have iron deficiency anemia and hopefully can help you- otherwise, you should see md and have further eval to find the cause of your anemia. ...Read more
Anemic. More blood work ordered. B12 266. Folate (folic acid) 10.6. Ferritin <8. Iron 47. Iron binding capacity 490. Iron Sat 10%.
Will I undergo more tests?
Perhaps: you are iron deficient either due to inadequate iron intake or poor absorption. You need additional iron in your diet through food sources and supplements. Add citrus to every meal containing iron to help with absorption. If you are not responding to supplemental iron you may be tested for sources of blood loss and/or inflammation affecting absorption. Consider gluten sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the benefits/side effects of oral iron vs intravenous iron? My hematologist wants to start me on intravenous iron.
Transferrin saturation 6%, serum iron 6.3 and serum ferritin 9. Prescribed iron tablets but is a transfusion or further intervention required?
I have iron deficiency anemia. Current bloodwork: Transferrin 379, iron 120, TIBC 565, iron saturation 21.2. Hgb 8.9, above results still anemia??
Yes indeed: Hemoglobin 8.9 is anemia, period. Please forgive my frankness. I hope that no one is forcing you to be a non-supplementing vegetarian. If you have blood loss, either monthly or from illness, I hope the source is discovered -- it could be ulcer, cancer, hookworm, etc. If you tolerate oral iron poorly, please consider an injectable form. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is iv iron indicated? Heavy, long periods of bleeding. Iron sat 4%, uibc 421, tibc 440,fe 19, hct 28.3%, hgb 8.6. Low Mchc,mch. Very symptomatic. Help
Is this iron deficiency with or without anemia? The results were confusing to me: HGB 12.5, TIBC 453, UIBC 413, Iron (serum) 40, Iron Saturation 9
Results not too bad: Normal value range is: Iron: 60 to 170 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) or 10.74 to 30.43 micromoles per liter (micromol/L) Total iron binding capacity (TIBC): 240 to 450 mcg/dL or 42.96 to 80.55 micromol/L. Transferrin saturation: 20% to 50%; hemoglobin is: For men, 13.5 to 17.5 grams per deciliter. For women, 12.0 to 15.5 grams per deciliter. ...Read more
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