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List Of Iron Fortified Cereals
Can iron-fortified foods such as cereal cause stomach upset? Have noticed Cheerios sometimes upset mine and 1 serving contains about 50% RDA for iron.
Probably: Milk does indeed inhibit absorption of iron. Ideally iron containing foods should be consumed with citrus containing foods, as this enhances iron absorption. If you anemic and on iron, it is best you don't eat dairy around the time you take your iron supplement. If you are talking about the iron in the cereal, keep the milk to a minimum or find an alternative source of iron other than the cereal. ...Read more
Is cereal considered a meal to take with 1g of tinidazole. Can I take with multi containing iron too?
Sure: Sarah I have found nothing to indicate that you can' but ask your pharmacist ...Read more
Can I take 1g of tinidazole with cereal, is cereal a good meal? Can I take tinidazole with multi with iron?
Yes - tinidazole: Can be taken with food. It may actually reduce some of the side-effects such as nausea associated with it. And I'm a fan actually of cereal -particularly the more 'natural' ones that are on the market. I'm against sugar and refined cereals, but you can find whole grain cereals that are organic and high in fiber. There shouldn't be any problem with your multivitamin and iron tablet. Take care. ...Read more
My son has tested with low iron since he was about two. His doctor has prescribed iron fortified multi vitamins but his iron is still low at 10.8.
Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining your son and may be doing some tests. Iron deficiency may be an indication of mal-absorption. Iron deficiency may be the leading symptoms of mild Celiac disease. Please consult a hematologist or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Didn't start my 6mo on cereal --veggies and fruits. Still taking 24-30 oz of formula. Do I need to give her cereal for iron? Rice caused diaper rash.
Several!: Anyone of these alone or in combination can make you iron deficient! 1. Inadequate intake of iron containing foods. 2. Bleeding from the stomach or intestines. 3. Excessive menstrual blood loss. 4. Malabsorption of iron from the GI tract. Can occur several ways; no acid from the stomach, or inflammation of the tail of the small intestine! 4. You can actually sweat to iron deficiency. ...Read more
Where can I find an "iron calculator"? Been searching online but cannot seem to find one. They don't list duck pate, italian sausage, & things I eat!
Try this site: Http://www. Uhs. Nhs. Uk/media/controlleddocuments/patientinformation/digestionandurinaryhealth/adviceforimprovingyourironintake-patientinformation. Pdf.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm trying to eat healthy. Is otemeal prosessed food? Cereal? Cheese? I need a list of non processed foods I can have.
Hard to answer...:
...In 400 characters, so I am going to give you a link that I think answers this nicely: http://www. Eatright. Org/public/content. Aspx? Id=6442471055
but let me also summarize and say that, for the most part, if you shop the periphery of a grocery store, i.e., down the produce aisle, and then down the meet counter, you're mostly getting real food. Have to be careful with everything else. ...Read more
May you be kind to give me the list of foods that are rich in iron or help me to prepare for surgery?
My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can"t forego wheat.
Fad diet: This "pop" diet -- despite the elaborate "scientific theory" presented by its proponents -- probably works like most of the other diet fads by limiting food choices. It's your friend's business; I trust this person will use appropriate, cost-effective supplements as needed if it's too restrictive. ...Read more
Please tell me if there are any cereals or other B12 fortified vegan foods using hydroxocobalamin (not cyanocobalamin)?
Probably not but...:
As far as I know, all foods fortified with B12 are fortified with the cyanocobalamin form, as it is the least expensive. It is hard to know for sure, as the labels always just say B12 and don't specify the type. But if anyone is going to the extra expense of fortifying with hydroxocobalamin they are not telling us!
I advise vegans supplement with hyroxocobalamin or methylcobalamin. See comment: ...Read more
No: Eating ice should not lower your iron levels. Is it possible that eating ice reduces your absorption of dietary iron? I suppose this may be possible as iron is best absorbed in an acid medium and it is possible that excessive ice ingestion could reduce the acid levels in your stomach. Stop eating ice and you do not have to worry about this. ...Read more
Many menstruating women suffer with iron deficiency anemia. This may occur due to heavier periods, poor iron intake, or both. Pregnant women need extra iron to produce a large amount of blood preparing for delivery.
Iron is best absorbed on an empty stomach, and also with vitamin c supplement; acid improves absorption. Sometimes iron is difficult to tolerate, upset stomach or constipation. ...Read more
Pills Easiest: Iron is available otc in various strengths, usually 65 mg and one would usually take one 2 or 3 times a day. Because iron deficiency can be a sign of serious illness it is always best to be checked up by a doctor first as some folks should not take iron supplements or recieve it in different forms/strengths. Assuming no contraindication, otc iron is as good as any presc in my opinion. ...Read more
Iron Levels: A healthy person should have a normal iron serum level in the range of 60 to 170 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Iron is an essential mineral, as well as a component of the proteins are used for oxygen transportation and metabolism. Iron helps to synthesize dopamine, Epinephrine and serotonin. Iron is stored in the body for use when dietary iron intake is low. ...Read more
Low Iron foods?:
Here are a few low iron vegetables to get you started:
radicchio, turnip greens, watercress, broccoli, carrots, pumpkin, winter squash, sweet potato, tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, cucumbers, eggplant, radish, peppers, rutabaga, turnip, celery, string beans, bean sprouts, cauliflower...
For full list, see: http://dietgrail. Com/iron/. ...Read more
Units?: If this is serum iron in micrograms per deciliter, this is extremely low and you are seriously sick. You need to find the cause of your iron deficiency (heavy monthly loss? Ill-advised vegetarianism? stomach ulcer? bowel cancer? hookworm? Many others) before it disables / kills you. I'm sorry if your physician did not emphasize the seriousness of the situation. Work with him/her on the cause & Rx ...Read more
Yes. Normal iron: Levels in an adult female are 65-165 μg/dl. For a list of other tests used to determine why your iron levels are low & your degree of iron-deficiency anemia, see http://medical-dictionary. Thefreedictionary. Com/_/dict. Aspx? Word=iron+tests. It's important to get a diagnosis to insure proper treatment. ...Read more
Iron level in man:
In an adult male, the normal range for iron (fe) is 65 - 175 µg/dl (11.7 - 31.5 µmol/l in si units [µ=micro as in µg microgram or µmol micromole].
Other factors need to be considered as well: total iron binding capacity (tibc; n=250-420 µg/dl); serum ferritin level (n=20-250 ng/ml), and transferrin saturation index (= fe/tibc x 100). ...Read more
Do not change DAILY but respond SLOWLY to dietary increase in iron containing foods (consult any nutrion website) or iron supplementation (a number of OTC (over the counter) supplements are available. Remember that VITAMIN C improved the ABSORBTION of iron!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more