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How will an iron deficiency affect my baby?

How will an iron deficiency affect my baby?

Fussy, pale, weak: Young babies often are a bit deficient in iron because they grow so fast, and new growth (new muscle cells, new blood cells, etc...) requires iron. Breastmilk or iron-fortified formula supply needed iron for a baby's growth (a baby can double his weight in the first 5 months). A baby who gets too iron-deficient and quite anemic can be fussy, not eat well, seem pale or weak, and have a rapid pulse. ...Read more

Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more


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How can eating ice can cause iron deficiency?

How can eating ice can cause iron deficiency?

Does not cause: It is stated that people who are iron deficient tend to chew on ice. Chewing on ice does not cause iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help a friend with iron deficiency?

Is there a way to help a friend with iron deficiency?

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 more

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Is it necessary to eat before taking iron deficiency pills?

Is it necessary to eat before taking iron deficiency pills?

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

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of iron deficiency in women?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of iron deficiency in women?

Fatigue, Pallor: For mild iron deficiency, there may be no symptoms. As deficiency, and anemia, become more severe, people may feel tired, and their lips may be pale. Their heart may beat faster and may even beat irregularly. For a detailed description of the symptoms of iron deficiency, read http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/ida/signs. Html. ...Read more

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Does tea cause iron deficiency?

Does tea cause iron deficiency?

No: Tea or toast does not cause iron deficiency at all. But if you live off pretty much just things like tea, toast, alcohol, etc., then you will become iron deficient from lack of nutrients, including iron. ...Read more

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Can extreme iron deficiency cause pots?

Can extreme iron deficiency cause pots?

Probably not: Postural tachycardia syndrome is complex overlapping syndrome of unknown causes. Cfs/fm are a part of this array. You and your doc should be able to correct you iron levels, once stable if the pots goes away, that is a 1 to 1 relationship. If when the iron is correct and you still having pots, you need to balance yourself and get a 2nd opinion. Begin a self-care w a wellness program. See my page. ...Read more

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Is milk a common cause of iron deficiency?

Is milk a common cause of iron deficiency?

Yes.: In toddlers, this is a common contributor of iron deficiency. In order to effectively correct the iron deficiency, it requires iron supplementation and a limiting of milk intake. Milk has a low iron content, can interfere with iron absorption, and can cause low levels of bleeding from the intestines. All of these can cause iron deficiency. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has an iron deficiency?

How do I know if my baby has an iron deficiency?

Lab work: Babies at high risk for iron deficiency include those born prematurely and babies who aren't eating any solids (like rice cereal) after 6 months old. For toddlers, those who drink more than 24 oz of cow's milk a day or follow a vegetarian diet are at highest risk. Because children can have iron deficiency without symptoms a lab test is needed for diagnosis (screening is usually done at 12 mo). ...Read more

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How an iron deficiency affect the composition of blood?

How an iron deficiency affect the composition of blood?

Less red blood cells: Iron is involved in the formation of red blood cells essential for carrying oxygen in the blood to the body. Iron deficiency anemia results from low iron & thus blood composed of less red blood cells. This results in symtoms which may include pallor, fatigue, weakness, lightheadedness, anxiety, irritability, depression, heart palpitations, & muscle twitching. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between iron deficiency and anaemia?

Is there a difference between iron deficiency and anaemia?

Yes: Anemia is a condition where your hemoglobin is below the normal range. It can be caused by many factors- iron deficiency is one of the factors than can cause anemia. One can have iron deficiency and does not have anemia-when the process is still early. However if that iron deficiency is left untreated and ongoing- eventually it can cause anemia. ...Read more

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Are babies with an iron deficiency more prone to sickness?

Especially in 6-24: Month-olds, iron deficiency &/or iron-deficiency anemia can cause developmental delays that may persist & impaired immune systems. Most common dietary cause is excessive milk & milk-product intake when switched to whole milk at 1 year. Maximum recommended dairy is 16-21 oz./day, with milk from open-mouth cups with meals. The AAP recommends weaning from bottle to cup as close to 1year as possible ...Read more

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What salt is in ferramax 150 and what kind of iron deficiency is it used to treat usually?

What salt is in ferramax 150 and what kind of iron deficiency is it used to treat usually?

Polysaccharide-iron: There are many iron supplement preparations in the market today. Each manufacturer will expound there product is better than the others. Evidence-based data from large clinical trials show that ferrous salt preparations are equally tolerable. Controlled- release iron tablets cause less nausea and epigraphic pain but are more expensive. Fewer discontinuation rates in polysaccharide iron complexes. ...Read more

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Does iron deficiency cause bloating?

Does iron deficiency cause bloating?

Not usually: But certain conditions like celiac disease (gluten allergy) can cause both iron deficiency and bloating. Best to have your parent discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for suspected iron deficiency?

Iron supplements: Anemia should have a confirmed cause, so "suspected" is not good enough. A low serum iron level associated with heavy periods may be the cause, but there are also other causes of anemia and your doctor can confirm the cause. Dietary sources of iron are excellent (more red meat) but iron supplements available over the counter may also help. ...Read more

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I have persistent asthma and an iron deficiency. What to do?

I have persistent asthma and an iron deficiency. What to do?

Asthma: You should be under the care of an internist familiar with asthma control as well as your iron deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the difference between iron deficiency and B12 deficiency?

What is the difference between iron deficiency and B12 deficiency?

The MCV is the clue: When you get a CBC blood test, there is something called the mcv. This is the red blood cell size. If the cell size or MCV is low, this implies that something is missing in the red blood cell. Since hemoglobin in the rbcs is composed of iron bound to a protein (globulin), it is either iron (common) or globulin & the cell will be small. Low B12 will cause the MCV to be high- poor maturation. ...Read more

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What are the causes for a child to have low HGB besides iron deficiency? Thanks!

What are the causes for a child to have low HGB besides iron deficiency? Thanks!

Anemia causes: Anemia may be due to other nutritional deficiencies, e.g., folic acid, B12 or due to malabsorption. It may also be due to defects in bone marrow resulting on low production of red cells. It may be due to blood loss, usually in intestine or due to increased destruction of red cells by hemolysis. You may consult this site for info.
http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2010/0615/p1462.html ...Read more

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Can melanoma cause iron deficiency?

Yes possible: As we depend on the iron in our diet to supply us with our needs, iron deficiency anemia will occur more quickly if a person's intake is poor for any reason or the quality of their diet is unsatisfactory.
This could happen when people with melanoma which spread to the whole body. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency cause weight gain?

Directly no...but: Weigh gain shouldn't be a direct result of low iron.
But if you are iron deficient, you may be more fatigued and not exercise leading to weight gain. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency cause weight gain?

No.: Fe deficiency does not cause wt gain. In a young menstruating female iron deficiency is caused by monthly loss of blood. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency effect your brain?

Can iron deficiency effect your brain?

Yes and no: Since you brain requires oxygen and it is the iron in your blood that accounts for it's oxygen carrying ability. Low iron levels can have an effect. However, unless those iron levels are dramatically low, you may be safe. Of course, talk it over with your physician. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency cause regular stools?

Can iron deficiency cause regular stools?

Regular: Regular means normal and thus not in any way an indication of any medical condition. ...Read more

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What causes anemia besides iron deficiency?

What causes anemia besides iron deficiency?

Many: There are many causes for anemia (RBC), just list a few: 1) decreased production due to not enough nutrition, B12/folate/iron def, or bone marrow diseases or bone marrow suppression from drugs/radiations or due to chronic kidney disease (not enough epoietin); 2) increased destruction: intravascular or extravascular hemolysis; 3) blood loss or chronic disease/cancer or some congenital diseases. ...Read more

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How are anemia and iron deficiency different?

Anemia: Anemia refers to low red blood cells. It can be caused by iron deficiency, but there are many other causes of anemia as well.

Iron deficiency means there is not enough iron in the body. This is a common cause of anemia. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency cause heavy head or dizziness?

Can iron deficiency cause heavy head or dizziness?

Yes: Take your iron pills as directed by your doctor. Otherwise get checked out. ...Read more

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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more


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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more