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Iron On Period
Not really: Timing of periods are affected by hormone levels, and unless you are super anemic, these would not be affected by iron deficiency. Might I suggest high iron foods like spinach, broccoli, greens, and obviously meats and organ meats (ie:liver). You need to look for other reasons for delayed period. ...Read more
Can I have some wine after taking iron tablet (14mg)? Not anaemic, but have tendency to have low iron during period - why I've taken it! Thanks!
Ok: You may absorb only part of it, but okay, otherwise ...Read more
I constantly have low iron levels, could this cause my body to not waste the blood or iron for my period?
I'm 38 & have low iron stores. My period only lasts for 2 days and is heavy for first day then lighter the on last. Could this be caused by low iron?
No: A person absorbs iron from foods and oral iron supplements because human bodies require iron. If he is low in iron, his body will improve its absorption of iron. If he has plenty of iron, his body won't absorb as much iron. But, he will not stop absorbing iron. That means he can get iron overload by taking too high a dose of iron supplements. Iron overload damages the liver. ...Read more
No: You lose iron each time you lose blood, and for women the periods are a major route of blood (and iron) loss over their lifetimes. Taking iron replaces what is lost but does not affect the loss itself. ...Read more
Do iron pills help my period?!? . I have a prolonged period and my aunt who is a nurse told me to take iron pills.
No: Iron pills do not help period but can replenish iron from lost blood. ...Read more
Period causes anemia: Your period is more likely to cause anemia by leading to heavy bleeding. The fact that you have low iron despite not having a period is perplexing and you should consult with a doctor about irregular periods. Regardless, you may benefit from hormonal control with a birth control method and an iron supplement. Would be happy to consult with you on this. ...Read more
I'm on iron pills, have my period and feel a bit faint. Is it safe to do light excersize in this scenario?
Make sure you drink enough water and dehydration is not the cause of your feeling faint. You may exercise. 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 or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can I take an iron supplement during my period? Had it on/off for two and a half weeks, pretty sure I'm getting anemic.
I understand your concern.
Thank you for information of using Omeprazole.
Omeprazole may reduce the absorption of iron and make iron supplement less effective in treating your Anemia. It can also reduce
See your Physician for diagnosis of Anemia, have necessary tests, consultation and treatment.
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy to decrease hyperacidity and decrease/stop Omeprazole. ...Read more
Can my low iron anemia cause my period not to come? Or to delay? Can my period be affected? Does anemia affect fertile in women?
No: Anemia does not stop a period, the period makes anemia worse, anemia does not cause infertility. Irregular cycles can be heavier and cause anemia, considering the pill will help the anemia, and you need your blood in pregnancy, you may ovulate more regularly the if you take the pill a few months and stop. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: If it is indicated, as in if you have been told you have low iron levels, you can take an iron supplement daily regardless of the time of your cycle. And if you a vegan or vegetarian, you probably would be best suited by taking an iron supplement regardless. Remember to watch out for constipation from the iron supplement and that it may make your stool black! ...Read more