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Supplements To Increase Hemoglobin
What could it mean if my ferritin is low but hemoglobin normal? I have taken an iron supplement for the last year, but my ferritin does not increase.
I have severe restless leg syndrome. My ferritin level is only 5, hemoglobin 11. Which type of iron supplement is best to raise ferritin?
Can aspirin(50 mg daily)and Coumadin cause deficity of iron. Hemoglobin of my 10 month old is 106, how to increase hemiglobin without iron sypplements?
Anemia: By your question it is hard to know if your child is taking Aspirin and Coumadin or somebody else. If a person is on Coumadin he is closely monitored. The combination of the two drugs can causemicroscopic bleeding . Nevertheless , by eating cereals you can replace iron. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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I have read Ferritin should be at least 60. Should I consider supplements?
Hi! my hemoglobin was 10.8 in april, with iron supplements went to 13.5 by august, 12.8 in october, 11.5 in november. Any thoughts? Really worried.
Couple of weeks: If your anemia is due to iron deficiency and you start taking iron pills, you would see the beginning of the response in a few days, though it may take a few weeks to notice a substantial rise in hemoglobin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not absolutely: Unless you have symptoms of Anemia(you are not actually anemic) or your Red blood cell indices(such as MCV) are low, you should not take iron supplements. If you want further evaluation as to why your hemoglobin (Hb) is slightly on the lower side of normal, you should go see your doctor asnd havbve a medical evaluation to check you for any blood loss which is one reason Hb can be lower than normal ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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