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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Iron Deficiency

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How long does it take multivitamins to cure an iron deficiency?

How long does it take multivitamins to cure an iron deficiency?

Depend-take months: It depends on how low is your iron, how good your stomach absorbing the iron, whether you can tolerate the iron, whether you take the iron properly or not, how much do you take etc. The respond is individually basis. Your doctor should check you again in about 3 months and see if you respond well or not. If you can't tolerate or if you don't respond to oral iron, intravenous iron is an option. ...Read more

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How long does pallor associated with baby iron deficiency last?

How long does pallor associated with baby iron deficiency last?

Not long.: Iron deficiency corrects pretty quickly with iron treatment. If the level of anemia was severe it may take longer. I would say that the pallor should be gone when the hemoglobin is around 9 g/dl. It takes about a week to increase the hemoglobin by 1. For babies, I would expect to have the pallor resolved by 1 month's time certainly. If not, things should be re-evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 more

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How long after going vegetarian might iron deficiency anemia occur?

How long after going vegetarian might iron deficiency anemia occur?

Man or woman?: Female vegetarians would tend to lose iron more quickly and become anemic due to monthly menstrual losses. Pregnancy and breastfeeding also lead to iron loss.
"heme" sources of iron (animal iron) are more readily digested than "non-heme" iron found in grains and vegetables, but vegetarians can get enough iron in a diet to maintain health.
More info:
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How long is it supposed to it take for iron deficiency anemia to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for iron deficiency anemia to go away?

Can take months: Depends on if you are able to replace your iron and that the diagnosis was correct in the first place. ...Read more

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How long after turning vegetarian might iron deficiency anemia start to show up?

Not necessary: Contrary to what you might have heard on tv or some "experts", you don't necessarily get iron deficient just because you're vegetarian. Lots of vegetables, beans, & fortified bread are loaded with iron. Many cultures survived millennia on little to no meat & many others with almost no red meat. It depends on the variety of your diet & medical conditions present. Plus there's iron in eggs & fish. ...Read more

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Whether positive or negative, what effects does iron deficiency have on esr?

Whether positive or negative, what effects does iron deficiency have on esr?

No effect by Fe def: The ESR may be useful in differentiating iron deficiency from anemia of chronic disease in patients with a background chronic inflammatory condition such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Unfortunately, the ESR is neither sensitive nor specific when used in isolation. An elevated ESR can occur in so many conditions. That's why history taking, physical exam, and collection of other lab data are important. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of intravenous iron for fixing iron deficiency? As I am unable to use oral iron, [I ve few liver cysts and chronic gastritis

Are there any side effects of intravenous iron for fixing iron deficiency? As I am unable to use oral iron, [I ve few liver cysts and chronic gastritis

Yes, some: Iron is commonly used intravenously. Usually well tolerated with the new IV preparations, some of the older salts caused allergic reactions. But go see a hematologist if you want to explore receiving IV iron therapy safely. ...Read more

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Can an iron deficiency make you gain weight?

Can an iron deficiency make you gain weight?

Usually not: I don't think iron deficiency anemia is linked directly to weight gain. Some people with iron deficiency might have cravings like chewing ice or even eating clay/sand. I had a patient who liked to chew on paper! Bit that won't make you gain weight though :). ...Read more

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What problems can be caused by iron deficiency?

Anemia: Iron is critical to making hemoglobin. Iron deficiency cause anemia. If it is low, it can be due to several causes and should be investigated carefully. See your doc right away if you think you are low in iron and/or anemic. ...Read more

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I am iron deficiency, is there a good iron pill u can recommend?

First find the reaso: Why are you iron deficient? Are you bleeding heavily each month? Are you taking other supplements to keep up your nutrition?

Is your body toxic. Are your period heavy and painful. Resolve any of those issues and the iron problem will go away. Otherwise, the iron will no build up to help you fix the problem,
www. Neuroscisncemyths. Com may have an answer to soke of the issues. Check with my offic. ...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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What can cause anaemia/iron deficiency?

Lack of iron: Iron loss through bleeding, or iron deficiency through poor nutrition or poor absorption may lead to iron deficiency anemia. The diagnosis is relatively simple to make and the treatment is inexpensive and effective. In spite of this, it is the most common form of qnemia in the us. See your doctor if you suspect you have anemia. ...Read more

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Can Iron deficiency give you migraines?

Yes: Mild iron deficiency does not, but severe forms can cause many symptoms including headache. Correcting this will alleviate this and other symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, irritability, dizziness, ice craving, and trouble concentrating ...Read more

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Can hairloss result from iron deficiency?

Can hairloss result from iron deficiency?

Debatable: I believe I have seen it in my practice, but evidently dermatologists do not agree on whether low iron causes hair loss:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20888064. ...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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Iron deficiency for babies what is its effect?

Iron deficiency for babies what is its effect?

Anemia: Iron deficiency is a concern because
Iron deficiency can delay normal infant motor function (normal activity and movement) or mental function (normal thinking and processing skills) ...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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Describe the features of iron deficiency in a baby.?

Describe the features of iron deficiency in a baby.?

Variable Sx: Babies are born with a pool of iron in their body & hemaglobin that they begin growing out of as the double/triple their weight. Deficiency leads to gradual drop in blood oxygen carrying capacity and associated decreased aleartness, activity and growth. Subtile drop in infant development (iq) has been noted with small deficiencies. Greater deficiencies can place baby in heart falure from anemia. ...Read more

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Does an iron deficiency make it harder to lose weight?

Only minimal effects: Iron deficiency itself has little effect on weight loss, and is easy to correct with iron tablets. If it is severe it can lead to anemia which causes fatigue and weakness which certainly will decrease ability to exercise. Find out why you are iron deficiency (usually heavy periods for young women), if so see a doctor for the periods and get some iron replacement. ...Read more

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Do you know you have an iron deficiency with just hct?

Do you know you have an iron deficiency with just hct?

Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency can be suspected by looking and the hematocrit and MCV (the size of the red cells), but it can only be accurately diagnosed by looking at iron, tibc, and ferritin levels. ...Read more

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What makes a case of anaemia 'iron deficiency' anaemia?

What makes a case of anaemia 'iron deficiency' anaemia?

You are low on iron: Iron is a very important mineral the body uses to make new red blood cells. If you are anemic, it means you are short of red blood cells. You either lost them due to bleeding, you are destroying them too fast (like sickle cell), or you can't make new ones fast enough to keep up with your needs. Whatever the reason, you need the iron (ferrous) to make new ones. ...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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How can iron deficiency affect the composition of blood?

How can iron deficiency affect the composition of blood?

Reduced Red cells: Iron is required in order to make hemoglobin which is carried in the red blood cells (rbc). So iron deficienncy leads to reduced size and number of rbcs and low hemoglobin level or anemia, is the end result. ...Read more

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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 to do about serious iron deficiency in three year old?

Consult Pediatrician: You have to consult your pediatrician to find the cause of serious iron deficiency. It depends on the level of iron and the cause. Most of the time it can be corrected with oral iron. ...Read more

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How can I treat a severe iron deficiency in my three-year-old?

Rx ferritin: Severe iron deficiency usually requires prescription strength iron supplementation and frequent monitoring by a healthcare provider. Increasing iron containing foods taken with Vitamin C can help absorption. ...Read more

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What kind of irritablility do you get from an iron deficiency?

What kind of irritablility do you get from an iron deficiency?

CNS and muscle: Muscles tend to cramp when iron deficiency. Central nervous system irritability can occur. Iron deficient children may have difficulty in learning! ...Read more

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What is the association between pagophagia and iron deficiency?

Dirt substitute?: It's been suggested that we're genetically wired to crave gritty or crunchy substances when we have iron deficiency because dirt and clay contain iron. (ice does not, but may satisfy this instinctive craving anyway.) however, this folk wisdom is controversial, and others have suggested that chewing ice simply relieves the tongue discomfort that can occur with iron deficiency. ...Read more

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