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What Happens If You Cant Absorb Iron
Iron absorption: I doubt that you can't absorb iron. Meat and vitamin c are two things that enhance the iron absorption from your diet. There is an intravenous iron that raises your iron levels quickly, but it's mostly for people who can't tolerate iron pills. I think some doctors overuse this; has to do with reimbursements from insurances for office infusions. ...Read more
Constipation: You will become constipated.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is too much?: How much are we talking about? Why do you swallow the gum in the first place? ...Read more
Upset stomach: Why take it anyway? It won't do you any good. ...Read more
Bad: The side effects range from GI upset , headaches to kidney stones. There is no reason for most people to take vitamin C supplement since it does not prevent you from catching a cold as alleged. For more info, log on www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy.../vitamin-c/faq-20058030 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if you have a deficiency that makes you tired ( like iron but not really anemia) can it stop you from growing ?
Need Details: Our bodies require energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. A deficiency can have consequences that are specific for what is missing. Low iron stores without anemia probably doesn't make you tired or prevent growth. For most of us, a healthy diet provides what we need. If you have health problems, you may be at risk for certain deficiencies. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
Treat it: Vitamin d is claimed to do so many things it's hard to know which symptoms is caused by vitamin d deficiency. The best thing to do is treat it with a supplement to get it back to the normal range. Once it's normal, whatever remaining symptoms are then caused by something else and not the low vit d. (process of elimination). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe vitamin: deficiencies can cause a number of different medical conditions. ...Read more
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