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Low Iron Diet
I have been doing phlebotomy for hemochromatosis. i got my ferritin down to 50 then it went back up to 300! why?! do not drink low iron diet
Iron accumulates: In Hemochromatosis, your body absorbs too much iron. Even if your diet is low iron, as it should be, you can still over time accumulate iron in your tissues again since the underlying problem with iron metabolism is ever present. Ferritin is also a marker of inflammation, and often rises during infection etc. If you have had any such issues lately, it could be a result of that as well.
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Dad, 70, post brain surgery, also bleeding in stomach. Fast drop Hb level. Not low on Iron/B12. Suggest diet and avoid? Is protein drink okay?
I have low iron in my level what food that I have to eat at the same time I am making diet and i want food that not causing fat
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.See 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when you first have low iron and low hemoglobin, then with diet, the iron goes up but the hemoglobin count remains unchanged?
I have low iron. Dr. Advised to change my diet and precribed iron supp. How can I be sure it is not related to a medical illness, would labs indicate?
My toddlers iron level at 9.1 and low hemoglobin consistently even although he eats a diet rich in iron and vit c. What can cause this?
2periods/mo., diet low in iron & no supplments -still had high iron. Is iron absorbed dermally? Shower in hard water w/high fe but don't drink it.
2 periods/mo ?why: Having 2 periods /mo is very abnormal. You need a complete workup. Many possibilities. Need to find the cause and iron is secondary.
Had an fbc last week and my iron came back at 6.2. It's not normally low and haven't changed my diet recently. The doc said i need supplements. Should i be worried? Haemoglobin 12.8.
What kind is diet is recommended if one is low in iron and has high blood pressure? Taking 4mg perindopril but sometimes still quite high.
See below: High iron foods:beef & chicken liver,,spinach,lentils,tuna,eggs,shrimp,brown rice. You can look up more on foods online.You are on an ACE inhibitor & an calcium channel blocker.It is best to keep an accurate record of your BP,e.g every 2 hrs.during the day till bedtime(you can use a wrist manometer for convenience when not home) & take it to your dr.for dose adjustment or med.changes.Good luck.
My iron was low due to meds, i also believe it caused hair loss, but off them now and eating well. How long for hair/body to recover with diet?
Recover: Too difficult to say when your hair will recover but it will happen. Please be patient!
Serum iron a bit low not anaemic or anything. Can i fix this with diet instead of supplements from doctor? I also started 17mg iron supplement a day.
Yes: You are doing it right. Not all people can tolerate the iron pills. Green leafy vegetables are healthy in many ways and are good sources of iron.
I have had low ferritin levels for 2 years now and I've been taking an iron supplement regularly for a year along side high iron diet and still anemic?
Iron deficient: Sometimes, even though eating a high iron diet, the absorption is decreased. Diet= rich in iron- red meat, beans, milk and green leafy veg. You can try taking ferrous fumarate (Ferrette's on amazon) 325 mg po q day to help with the iron absorption. Retake the serum iron/ferritin in 3-4 months of trial.
I have the coil so i don't get periods eat healthy diet of fish fruit and meats but my iron levels are still really low, why?
What can cause anemia? Do sport almost everyday. In a blood test had low iron just had another test to confirm it. Eat varied diet inc carbs meat&veg
Find the cause: Low serum iron, correct? It may be something as simple as heavy periods, or you may be losing blood from an ulcer or tumor. Your physician has a duty to you to figure out what's going on; many young women can't meet a woman's extra need for iron just with meat-eating though this is your easiest source for iron.
What is the optimal serum ferritin level for hair health? Can heavy periods and/or a vegetarian diet w/inadequate iron intake cause low ferritin level
See below: Ferritin levels are not associated with hair health. Heavy periods and vegetarian diet could lead to iron deficiency, and low serum ferritin. It can be easily addressed by taking oral iron and multivitamins. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
Tested -ve for wheat allergy but great relief to gas and lethargy and digestion aftr gluten free diet.low b12, iron ,vit d. Am i gluten sensitive?
Likely: Wheat allergy is different from gluten sensitivity which requires tests like IgAtTG or genetic markers to detect. With low B12, iron etc, I suspect that you do have gluten intolerance and need to avoid all gluten. If possible get to a GI doctor since the IgA tTG is unreliable when off gluten. Avoidance and supplement for nutrient and vitamin replacement is the key.
Red meat: Red meat is a good source of iron. Depending how much you need, you can also consider iron supplement pills. It might be cheaper than purchasing red meat. Certain vegetables like spinach have iron, but they are not as easily absorbed as the iron in red meat.
Many ways: Dietary sources of iron come in two forms. Heme iron occurs in animal products like red meat, liver, fish and poultry. Heme iron is the most easily absorbed type of iron, although it is much less common than non-heme iron, which is present in beans, lentils, spinach, tofu and raisins. Non-heme iron is also added to fortified foods like cereals, breads and oatmeal.
Plenty of foods : Are rich in iron including red meat, egg yolks, greens, dried fruits, iron-enriched cereals, grains & macaroni, mollusks, beans, lentils, chick peas & soybeans. Moderation is advised as some are high in cholesterol. Cook in a cast iron pan. Foods high in vitamin c help absorp iron better.
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