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What are effective treatments for suspected iron deficiency?

What are effective treatments for suspected iron deficiency?

Iron supplements: Anemia should have a confirmed cause, so "suspected" is not good enough. A low serum iron level associated with heavy periods may be the cause, but there are also other causes of anemia and your doctor can confirm the cause. Dietary sources of iron are excellent (more red meat) but iron supplements available over the counter may also help. ...Read more

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What treatments, drugs, or vitamins would you suggest for iron-deficiency anemia?

What treatments, drugs, or vitamins would you suggest for iron-deficiency anemia?

Diet, oral iron: First, the dietary intake of iron has to be maximised with green vegetables, red meatsand other iron containing foods. Use of vitamin c can maximise iron absorption and finally supplemental iron as oral pills and occasionally Folic Acid supplements are a big help. ...Read more

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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 to cure iron deficiency anemia!

Multiple Ways: Stop ongoing losses: help heavy menstrual bleeding, fix ulcers, cure leukemia. Build iron supplies: red meat, egg yolk. Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops) turkey or chicken giblets beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans, liver artichokes, black strap molasses iron-enriched cereals and grains dried fruit (prunes, raisins iron absorption enhansed by taking with vitamin c rich drink: orange juice. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for iron deficiency anemia?

What is the treatment for iron deficiency anemia?

To know why?: The treatment for iron deficiency is iron replacement- that can be in oral form or intravenous form if one can't tolerate iron tablet or does not respond to oral iron. Most importantly, is actually to know why you have iron deficiency anemia ( GI bleeding? Heavy menses? Malabsorprtion etc) and to address the main problem. See your md and have further eval to find the cause of your iron deficiency. ...Read more

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My 4.5yearsold boy has iron deficiency he took maltofer for4 months should we repait treatment.In what way does iron deficiency affect his health?

Please follow: Iron deficiency in children is all-too-common and is cruel & devastating; junior cannot work or play at his best at the very time when he needs to be doing this to continue growing up successfully. If he's not getting dietary iron for whatever reason, or losing blood from somewhere, he's in serious danger. Please get him rechecked and retreated as required. ...Read more

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How serious or dangerous to have iron deficiency with a range of 2. What treatment will follow in my case? I feel ok apart of tiredness

Could be serious: Get blood for ferritin, iron, iron binding capacity, % saturation, red blood count, hemoglobin. Review with doctor. Doctor will usually look via colonoscopy and gastroscopy for bleeding in the GI tract. ...Read more

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