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Why should you need iron supplement if your body can recycle iron?

Why should you need iron supplement if your body can recycle iron?

Only if iron is low: Iron supplementation is not needed unless there is iron loss through bleeding or inability to absorb iron from food or water. The only way one can lose iron is through bleeding, either from excessive menses, or bleeding from the bowel. Bleeding from other areas is usually very noticeable. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Should i take an iron supplement if my haemoglobin i is low?

Should i take an iron supplement if my haemoglobin i is low?

A good idea.: This is good because hb us usually low in women particularly due to menstrual cycles that involve loss of blood. Iron is needed to complete red blood cell development, and so replace lost blood. A balanced diet with a healthy portion of red meat also helps. ...Read more

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Which type of iron supplement are recommended for weak stomachs?

Which type of iron supplement are recommended for weak stomachs?

Iron Bis-Glycinate: Research shows that iron bis-glycinate is significantly better absorbed than more commonly used forms like ferrous sulfate or gluconate. It is also less likely to cause stomach upset and constipation. Taking iron with vitamin c enhances absorption. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11688081. ...Read more

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I'm taking an iron supplement which has 27 mg and a multivitamin which has 18 mg of iron. Is this too much?

I'm taking an iron supplement which has 27 mg and a multivitamin which has 18 mg of iron. Is this too much?

No, but.....: That is not too much but if you are not iron deficient, why are you taking it in the first place? ...Read more

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Can iron supplement cause swollen ankles?

Can iron supplement cause swollen ankles?

No: Iron does not cause swollen ankles. The cause could be diet, joint disease, heart disease, or any number of conditions. I would not ignore this. See your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can i use fish oil and iron supplement together?

Can i use fish oil and iron supplement together?

You can: But fish oil is a waste of money. Do not take iron unless you have heavy menstrual bleeding or other reason to think you are iron- deficient. A blood test can determine if you are iron-deficient, which is not exactly the same as anemic. See www.askdrhawkeye. ...Read more

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Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron supplement constipating?

Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron supplement constipating?

Yes: Try different types of iron since this is a common side effect. Slow release iron is better; adding more kale/spinach/collards are a great source of iron; using fiber, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) magnesium from over the counter to prevent the constipation are options. ...Read more

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Can an iron supplement in the elderly turn teeth black?

Can an iron supplement in the elderly turn teeth black?

Root dying or dead: In the elderly the most common cause of a tooth turning black is that the root has died. ...Read more

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Is taking iron supplement alright while your on a contraceptive pill?

Is taking iron supplement alright while your on a contraceptive pill?

Yes: There should be no reason to avoid taking an iron supplement while on oral contraceptives. Many oral contraceptives include iron in the tablet. ...Read more

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