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Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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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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Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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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

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe Dr. Maplethorpe
Family Medicine
18 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Why do I always feel dizzy and lightheaded. I drink lots of water and eat good foods. Could it be something to do with my iron levels?

Why do I always feel dizzy and lightheaded. I drink lots of water and eat good foods. Could it be something to do with my iron levels?

Need for evaluation: There is insufficient information in your message to provide a meaningful opinion. A proper evaluation would entail more history, physical examination, and may be lab tests. It would be a good idea to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Unintentional weight loss. Blood good except for low iron, waiting to be scoped. I also suffer from anxiety and eat little. Ct of chest and abdo good?

Unintentional weight loss. Blood good except for low iron, waiting to be scoped. I also suffer from anxiety and eat little. Ct of chest and abdo good?

Weight loss: if unintentional, needs to be investigated. Please continue to see your doctors until you have an answer. Anxiety can impact metabolism and weight. Please see a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist to learn ways to manage anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Kelty Baker Dr. Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
24 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What are some good foods with iron?

What are some good foods with iron?

Iron in food: Iron is found in red meat, fortified cereals, and dark green leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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What should you eat if your iron is low?

What should you eat if your iron is low?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregori Kurtzman Dr. Kurtzman
Dentistry
31 years in practice
Howard University College of Dentistry
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What can food can i eat that has no iron?

What can food can i eat that has no iron?

Few foods iron free: few foods are completely iron-free, those that are tend to be high in fat or highly processed. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Greenberg Dr. Greenberg
General Practice
41 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal Dr. Bansal
Pediatrics
9 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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What are some good foods that have a lot of iron in them?

What are some good foods that have a lot of iron in them?

Iron foods: Red meat, egg yolks, dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards), dried fruit (prunes, raisins), iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels, have to be fortified), beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans, liver and artichokes. ...Read more

Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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To increase my iron level, what type of foods should I eat?

To increase my iron level, what type of foods should I eat?

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

Dr. Michael Dansie Dr. Dansie
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Please suggest what foods could i eat to get more iron in my diet?

Please suggest what foods could i eat to get more iron in my diet?

Many: Bleeding red meat, seafood, pork, pulse rate are all high in iron. Eat plenty of leafy vegetables including legumes, dried beans and peas. Add spinach or remains solid diet, walnuts, almonds, raisins, dried apricots. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I crave ice all the time and eat it all the time. I have heard this is from low iron....True or false?

I crave ice all the time and eat it all the time.  I have heard this is from low iron....True or false?

Sometimes true: Ice cravings has been reported as a symptom of iron deficiency anemia. Some people believe ice cravings also occur in other forms of anemia, such as thalassemia anemias. It is not known how many non-anemic persons have ice cravings, so it is unknown how likely it would be for a ice cravings to occur coincidentally with an anemia but not due to the anemia. A primary care doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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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

Dr. Nadine Yamusah Dr. Yamusah
Internal Medicine
years in practice
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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

Dr. Martin Tamler Dr. Tamler
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
29 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Why do I crave. To eat dirt. Is my iron low?

Why do I crave. To eat dirt. Is my iron low?

PICA: Pica is a pattern of eating non-food materials, such as dirt. It is seen more in young children than adults. Between 10 & 32% of children ages 1 - 6 have these behaviors. It can also occur during pregnancy. A lack of certain nutrients, such as iron deficiency anemia and zinc deficiency, may trigger the unusual cravings. Pica may also occur in adults who crave a certain texture in their mouths. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What type of food i can eat to help my iron level up?

What type of food i can eat to help my iron level up?

Find cause: If you are iron-deficient and not on an iron-poor diet (vegetarian and junk-food are equally dangerous here), we need to find why your are iron-deficient. It may be nothing more than heavy periods or frequent blood-bank deposits, but we want to be sure you're not losing blood into your gut or elsewhere. Good luck. ...Read more

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