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What are some low iron foods?

What are some low iron foods?

Why do you ask?: It's your physician's task to explain why you've been recommended to have a low-iron diet. If this is for the management of hemochromatosis (the easiest of all the very-serious diseases to manage), then ask a couple of experts whether this is really key to its management given the awesome effectiveness of therapeutic phlebotomy, or whether you can eat what you enjoy. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?

I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?

Levofloxacin: It is important to take oral levofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after any antacid or mineral supplement containing iron, calcium, zinc, or magnesium since these bind levofloxacin and prevent its absorption into the body. Dietary intake of foods should not significantly alter the uptake of this medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Fever, night sweats, chills, heavy period (day 2). Pressure in head/eyes area. Low food intake. Iron deficient anemia. Planb 8 days ago. What to do?

Time 2C a doctor : Everything you're saying warrants medical attention, you really need to be evaluated by a doctor who can look at the whole picture, and help you out. Your iron deficiency anemia with your heavy periods means you should probably see your ob/gyn as soon as possible. Also please get help with your diet, so that you can eat nutritious foods that have iron in it, or supplement better. ...Read more

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What foods are good to eat when your low in iron ?

What foods are good to eat when your low in iron ?

Many healthy foods: 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. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling like I have low iron. I'm pretty sure I do becausestart eating more foods with iron in it?

What to do if I am feeling like I have low iron. I'm pretty sure I do becausestart eating more foods with iron in it?

Iron Deficiency?: There are many possible causes of fatigue. Iron deficiency is one potential cause. Too much iron can cause serious problems with iron overload, so it is important to avoid overdoing iron intake without having proper lab evaluation documenting iron deficiency. ...Read more

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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

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

Iron foods: Iron rich foods include liver, beef ( even low fat beef) chicken and turkey ( the dark meat without the skin) it helps if you take vitamin c like orange juice to help absorb the iron. ...Read more

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Are there shortcuts for gaining weight (fat specifically); any certain foods which might help? I'm 19, bit over 4'9, 74 pounds, and low on iron.

Focus on muscle gain: First establish there are no metabolic issues like overactive thyroid or absorption problem like celiac disease. Find a provider who can help determine your basic metabolic rate and how many additional calories daily you need to get closer to 90 pounds. Focus on nutrient dense foods that provides lots of calories and do strength training exercise to gain muscle which weighs more than fat. ...Read more

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What foods are high in iron for low iron deficiency?

What foods are high in iron for low iron deficiency?

A lot actually: Here is a list of the top 10 iron rich doods by Kathleen Zelmam. Please click on the provided links: Www.webmd.com/diet/features/top-10-iron-rich-foods Www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/health-and-wellness/ ...Read more

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I am vegetarian and my iron and zinc are borderline low. What are best foods i can eat regularly to increase and keep these levels up?

I am vegetarian and my iron and zinc are borderline low. What are best foods i can eat regularly to increase and keep these levels up?

Beans, nuts, seeds &: For iron eat beans, soybeans, brown rice, quinoa, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, chard, collards, tomato sauce, dark chocolate etc. See http://tinyurl.com/kklhgbv Conveniently. many of these same foods are rich in zinc. See http://tinyurl.com/pfgdjf2 However, phytates in plant foods may impair zinc absorption. Thus, consider supplementing with a multivitamin. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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