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Is it okay if i take an iron supplement while i'm on homeopathic medication for acne ?

Is it okay if i take an iron supplement while i'm on homeopathic medication for acne ?

Yes: Iron supplementation is very important if you're deficient because of your monthly loss. You can also combine homeopathic and allopathic treatment for your acne if you need it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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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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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Can i take an iron supplement after taking levothyroxine?

Can i take an iron supplement  after taking levothyroxine?

Iron: Be careful what you take. Please get the OK from the doctor looking after your thyroid. ...Read more

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Should I take an iron supplement after age fifty and after menopause?

Should I take an iron supplement after age fifty and after menopause?

Not necessarily: Some women benefit from iron while menstruating to keep blood count up to counteract menstrual blood loss. Unless you are anemic for other reasons, there is no reason to routinely take iron supplements. This is assuming of course that you eat a well rounded diet with some red meat or green leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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I am a 40 year old female and just found out I am slightly anemic.How long should I take an iron supplement ?

I am a 40 year old female and just found out I am slightly anemic.How long should I take an iron supplement ?

Iron deficient?: Question #1 - are you iron deficient? If not then iron pills will not solve anything. The best blood test for iron level is a ferritin test. Other anemia tests include a peripheral blood smear (pbs) and reticulocyte count. There are many other tests that can be done, but that is a start. Anemia may = iron deficient but not always. 1st is figuring out the type of anemia. ...Read more

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I get mildly anemic sometimes, Dr says just to eat more iron.I think I'm anemic now ,can I take an iron supplement? Or could it be to much?

I get mildly anemic sometimes, Dr says just to eat more iron.I think I'm anemic now ,can I take an iron supplement? Or could it be to much?

Iron deficiency: It is important to know the exact cause of anemia -it may be 'more' than iron. Make sure your doc explains your lab tests. If it is indeed iron deficiency, then dietary iron (spinach, raisins, beans and of course red meat if you are not a vegetarian) are all dietary ways to increase iron. Cooking in an IRON skillet also may help. Supplemental iron (pill) form is a benefit if you can't get enough. ...Read more

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Can i take an iron supplement & b-12 at the same time?

Can i take an iron supplement & b-12 at the same time?

Yes: You should be able to take B12 and iron at the same time. Iron does however interfere with other vitamins and minerals being absorbed such as calcium, magnesium, and vitamin c. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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