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Iron Supplements For Thalassemia Minor
Iron saturation= 10 %. All else normal, no anemia. On supplements for vit B deficiency. Do I need iron supplements to help with fatigue and rls ?
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
My ferratin is 6, hemoglobin 10.4 and hemocrit 34. Indicates iron deficiency anemia. Cannot take supplements due to ibs. No red meat. Recommendation?
IRON are: Oysters, kidney beans, beef liver, tofu, beef (chuck roast, lean ground beef), turkey leg, whole wheat bread, tuna, eggs, shrimp, peanut butter, leg of lamb, brown rice, raisin bran (enriched) are all sources of iron. There is also injectable iron if you truly have problems with the pills due to your ibs. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can thelasemia minor patients get relapse of iron deficiency few months after the iron supplement treatment???
THALASSEMIA MINOR Pt: Is usually asymptomatic due to mild degree of anemia. No specific therapy needed. They are often misdiagnosed as iron deficiency anemia and iron rx given. They share the same risk as normal individuals for development of iron deficiency anemia from other cause, and may need iron in such case. Blood transfusion occasionally needed in woman who develop more severe "physiologic" anemia of pregnancy. ...Read more
Transfusion/infusion: Blood ( pack red blood cells) transfusion is usually given in the setting of significant anemia due to blood loss. Intravenous iron infusion is given to treat iron deficiency anemia. However both blood transfusion and iron infusion can be given in anemia due to blood loss and iron deficiency anemia- decision will depend on how severe the anemia/symptoms & how quickly you want to treat the anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is the best vitamin n calcium supliment (without iron) for thal major with hairloss problem?
Straightforward: Sickle cell trait is not a disease, it is a genetic mutation. In most cases it has no health problems associated with it. The only thing to be "done" for it is to ensure the person with it understands the significance that having it might have on their children. Iron deficiency responds to iron therapy; depending on the pt's age and situation tests may be needed to determine why it developed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Learn about it: When a thal major patient is dependent on transfusions, it's great for quality of life but ultimately is disastrous if the iron cannot be removed using chelators, which are much better than they used to be. I encourage you, if this affects you or a loved one, to learn all you can about the subject, with your physician recommending resources. ...Read more
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
After iron supplement course my sons iron rised to 48 from 20.9, MCV is 75.4, hct/pcv 33.7 and plateles are 420. Reason? Anything serious?
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
Epigenetics and drug: We know that sickle cell patients that have increased Hemoglobin F typically have less sickle cell complications. This is the basis for using Hydroxyurea in sickle cell patients. Some individuals have elevated Hemoglobin F levels due to differences in the genetic region of the beta and gamma globin genes that prevent the normal shutting-off of the gamma globin gene. This leads to increased HGB f. ...Read more
Can people with thalassemia take iron supplements if the iron level are really low ie; less than 2? Anemia too, heamoglobin is 10
Microcytes with iron deficiency and microcytes with b12/folate deficiency i don't drink medicine for stomach acid and my hemoglabin is normal
What are you asking?: B12 and folate (folic acid) produce macrocytosis. If someone has told you that you are deficient in all three, but not anemic, or if you are perplexed over some lab results, then at best you have a physician who has communicated poorly and you need to get a second opinion from someone else. ...Read more
I am experiencing iron deficiency anemia. Ferritin level is a 4. Hemoglobin <11. Is it ok to take children's chewable vitamins with iron?
Iron pill and foods: There are general vitamins high iron and also specific iron pills. Foods rich in iron include red meat, egg yolks, greens, beans, dried fruits, lentils, soybeans, mollusks, and iron-enriched cereals, grains & macaroni, lentils. Foods high in vitamin c help absorps iron better. Consult your doctor to avoid unnecessary over consumption of iron. ...Read more
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
I have Thalassemia minor it Skews FBC test
I had Ferritin and folate Iron test and B12 all Ok. Serum Ferritin is 12 ug/L range 12-250ug/L Normal?
I constantly feel tired and restless, what supplements/food should be taking? Have thalassemia minor and general anxiety disorder. I take fluvoxamine.
Most R asymptomatic: Thalassemia minor seldom produces any direct symptoms. It is often picked up by random blood testing for unrelated issues with the detection of small red cells and mild anemia. Often patients are given iron supplements initially with the assumption there is an iron deficiency & testing for thalassemia is done after the iron does not help. ...Read more
Pharmacist or MD: Many over the counter iron supplements are available. However, you may wish (and I would recommend) to see your physician to get a recommendation for a regimen to take that is personalized for you based on your total iron stores, hemoglobin level, heaviness of your periods, etc. ...Read more
Why are you taking?: Yes, esp. If you are a man! it is generally unwise for men and post-menopausal women to take iron as you get adequate levels from diet. Iron is a pro-oxidant and if you aren't deficient appears to increase risk of heart disease and cancer. Men who lower iron load by donating blood have up to 88% less risk of heart attacks! see http://www.Anh-usa.Org/reduce-your-heart-risk/. ...Read more
No: Iron supplements do not make a person fat. However, if a person takes iron pills with a big glass of orange juice, whole milk, or a smoothie, then "taking iron pills" could make him fatter. Some people get constipated when taking iron pills. Constipation can make one look fatter due to the extra poop staying in the abdomen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: Yes, but you should be tested to know your status if you plan to have children. The thalassemia minor won't hurt you at all. If your partner has thalassemia minor (i.e. Thalassemia trait), i would bet they are fine and have no issues. If you also have thalassemia trait, there is a chance you could have a baby with thalassemia (disease). You should see a genetic counselor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the supplement: Iron supplements would not make you feel tired. The reason you are taking the supplements, anemia, is a more likely cause of tiredness. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Need actual values: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Ferritin can be elevated due to tissue injury. It may be returning to normal. It would have been useful to have the actual results. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
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