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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 is the treatment for iron deficiency anemia?

What is the treatment for iron deficiency anemia?

Iron supplements: iron supplements (either through pills, intravenous or by increasing dietary intake of iron). However reason for iron deficiency anemia should be investigated and treated accordingly ...Read more

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Please what's the difference between pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency.my iron levels are perfect.I'm getting injections for vitamin b12.

Please what's the difference between pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency.my iron levels are perfect.I'm getting injections for vitamin b12.

Intrinsic factor: Vitamin B12 is present in meat and animal protein foods. Absorption of B12 occurs in the intestine (ileum) and requires intrinsic factor (IF), made by stomach cells. In pernicious anemia, IF production is deficient, and results in anemia, a reduction in hemoglobin/hematocrit. One can be vitamin B12 deficient without becoming anemic and/or without having deficient IF. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Which is better for chronic anemia 1) ferrous gloconate 2) ferrous fumarate As a supplements for iron deficiency?

Determine the cause: Chronic anemia does not equate to iron deficiency anemia. If you have been found to have iron deficiency anemia, however, there is no real superior supplement. They can be tolerated differently in different people. The most important thing is that you find one that does not bother your stomach, so that you can take it as recommended. ...Read more

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Remedy for calcium deficiency.

Remedy for calcium deficiency.

Clarify?: Serum calcium may be low for any of several reasons; i'm assuming normal albumin. Hypoparathyroidism and its kin are uncommon but lower the level despite plenty of calcium on board. Vegetarians may and people on other restricted diets may become calcium deficient, and some folks may not be able to absorb it. The physician who diagnosed it can tell you more. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there supplements for megaloblastic anemia?

Are there supplements for megaloblastic anemia?

Cause can be treated: The cause of megaloblastic anemia has to be determined. If it is due to vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, supplements can help. Many people with B12 deficiency cannot absorb B12 orally and may need to have it injected. ...Read more

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Help docs, is iron anemia deficency a chronic illness?

Help docs, is iron anemia deficency a chronic illness?

Yes: Why do you ask? It's also often caused by something even more serious -- stomach cancer, colon cancer, hookworm, and malabsorption are only a few of the chronic illnesses that may present as iron deficiency. ...Read more

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How are anemia and iron deficiency different?

Anemia: Anemia refers to low red blood cells. It can be caused by iron deficiency, but there are many other causes of anemia as well. Iron deficiency means there is not enough iron in the body. This is a common cause of anemia. ...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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Are transfusions for blood loss and iron deficiency anemia the same?

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Are transfusions for blood loss and iron deficiency anemia the same?

Transfusion/infusion: Blood ( pack red blood cells) transfusion is usually given in the setting of significant anemia due to blood loss. Intravenous iron infusion is given to treat iron deficiency anemia. However both blood transfusion and iron infusion can be given in anemia due to blood loss and iron deficiency anemia- decision will depend on how severe the anemia/symptoms & how quickly you want to treat the anemia. ...Read more

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What are problems with untreated, iron deficiency, anemia?

Anemia: Your hemoglobin will go down, and you will end up requiring blood transfusions. Usually there is an underlying problem causing the anemia (most commonly from the intestines or the bone marrow), and this needs to be sorted out. ...Read more

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What is a recommended diet for someone with hypothyroidism, hypercortisolism, pernicious anemia, and a vitamin d2 deficiency?

What is a recommended diet for someone with hypothyroidism, hypercortisolism, pernicious anemia, and a vitamin d2 deficiency?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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What is the best diet for people with iron deficiency anemia?

What is the best diet for people with iron deficiency anemia?

Healthy: Sources of iron - egg yolks, 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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Iron saturation= 10 %. All else normal, no anemia. On supplements for vit B deficiency. Do I need iron supplements to help with fatigue and rls ?

Anemia: Transferrin saturation of less than 20% indicates iron deficiency. Work with your doctor to address the cause of your fe deficiency state, and correct it as well as the fe deficiency state itself. Good luck. ...Read more

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What iron levels are considered "suspicious" for iron overload/hemochromatosis?

What iron levels are considered "suspicious" for iron overload/hemochromatosis?

Transferrin sat: Your best screen is transferrin saturation. Many of us think that the current recommendation of 45% or more for women, 50% of more for men miss too many people. If you actually have evidence of liver troubles (elevated SGOT / SGPT, for example), think about getting a serum ferritin. With a family history, get the gene testing to know early. ...Read more

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What vitamins can you recommend for an iron deficiency anemia?

Iron Pills: Iron pills (ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate and ferrous fumarate) are great for iron deficiency anaemia. They are otc too, so you can have your pharmacist make a recommendation. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies work best for pernicious anemia?

"B12" is: Poorly absorbed in pernicious anemia, and is perfectly "natural" as it is a vitamin. The problem is it may not be taken up by the body, so other interventions are needed. ...Read more

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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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What may cause iron deficiency?!

What may cause iron deficiency?!

Bleeding/poor intake: The most common cause is bleeding, which could be "normal" like a woman with periods or abnormal bleeding as in the GI tract. That could be from gastritis, ulcers, abnormal blood vessels, diverticuli (small pockets in the intestines), or tumors (benign or malignant). Also very low iron in the diet (no red meat or green leafy vegetables) or failure to absorb iron from the GI tract can do it. ...Read more

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Can you die from an iron deficiency?

Can you die from an iron deficiency?

See below: People who have severe iron deficiency would have experienced symptoms such as weakness, shortness of breath, chest pain from anemia. It can also cause hair loss. Because of this, people seek help and get diagnosed by doing a simple blood test and be treated for it, so it is hard to die from iron deficiency anemia unless a person ignores all these warning signals. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of iron deficiency?

What are symptoms of iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency: Mild deficiency has no symptoms, but when iron levels become low enough to cause anemia, one develops a rapid heart rate, shortness of breath with exertion and fatigue. If this happens very slowly symptoms may not be noticeable until anemia is fairly severe. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of iron deficiency?

What are the symptoms of iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency anem: Anemia makes you tired and pale. Some get lightheaded, or have chest pain or shortness of breath. Iron deficiency can cause "pica" (craving something above and beyond needing it for food). The most common symptom is munching ice. Other people crave starch, chalk, dirt, or other unusual substances. It's important that iron-deficient people see an md so dangerous things like GI cancer are ruled out. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have iron deficiency?

How to determine if I have iron deficiency?

Symptoms of anemia : Anemia is a common result and patients feel weak due to it. The confirmation requires blood tests to measure the hemoglobin and iron levels in order to check the iron stores in the body. There are well know tests to make a diagnosis of iron deficiency, which your doctor can run. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms for iron deficiency?

See below: Fatigue is a prominenet one. A reddish tongue and dome difficulty swallowwing may oalso be present. If the cause of the iron deficiencey is blood loss you may see black tarry stools and have signs of pain, bloating and gas. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have an iron deficiency?

Meats, Green Veggies: Iron rich foods include meats, poultry, fish, green vegetables, oatmeal, and beans. Vitamin c (found in citrus like oranges) increases iron absorption. There is a nice explanation of the two types of iron found in food and a list of iron rich foods at http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/learn-about-blood/health-and-wellness/iron-rich-foods. ...Read more

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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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What are typical signs of iron deficiency and b-12 ?

Anemia: Amenia, or low blood count might be caused by iron deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency. The appearance of the red blood cell will distinguish the two condition. ...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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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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Does iron deficiency cause bloating?

Does iron deficiency cause bloating?

Not usually: but certain conditions like celiac disease (gluten allergy) can cause both iron deficiency and bloating. best to have your parent discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Iron deficiency in 8 year old. With MCV 74 ?

Maybe, maybe not: The child's doctor needs more information about the number, size & shape of his Red Blood Cells (RBC's), his iron level, his Total Iron Binding Capacity, his overall health & his growth. The child also needs tests for genetic disorders of hemoglobin, the oxygen-transport protein of RBC's, as Beta-Thalassemia & others are fairly common in the UAE. Read: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/11480786/. ...Read more

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What to do if I have iron deficiency, so I took supplements?

Ask your doctor: Check with your doctor, further testing may be necessary. The most common cause of iron deficiency anemia in women of child bearing age is menstruation; however, other more serious causes are possible and could be reversed. You should check with your doctor to find the cause of iron deficiency before your start treating it on your own. ...Read more

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I have persistent asthma and an iron deficiency. What to do?

I have persistent asthma and an iron deficiency. What to do?

Asthma: You should be under the care of an internist familiar with asthma control as well as your iron deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the best supplement to take for low iron deficiency ?

Any iron: There are different types of iron supplements on the market. Some may cause constipation so you might need to try a few before finding one that works best for you. Iron bi-glycinate is a highly absorbable iron that works well, especially when taken with vitamin c. Check with your doctor to find out how much iron you need. ...Read more

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