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What Iron Supplement Is Less Likely To Make Me Constipated
Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
What is most likely to occur when a calcium supplement and an iron supplement are taken simultaneously?
Decrease absorption: In low dose, nothing probably will happen. Calcium and iron are taken together in a multivitamin all the time. At higher dose, you might get GI upset. Regarding efficacy, you get less iron absorption if taken with calcium. It is recommended to take iron 2 hr before or 4 hr after calcium supplementation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is serious: You're a 28 year old man. Unless your "iron deficiency" is the result of ill-advised vegetarianism or frequent blood-bank deposits, either you have true iron deficiency anemia and need a workup for cancer, hookworm, ulcer etc. or you have anemia from some other cause and you're treated improperly. Get with a physician who knows how to work up anemia & explain, your tiredness is probably anemia. ...Read more
Was told to take an iron supplement every night.. Then the next day.. Gets super constipated. What are some good, delicious healthy foods to stop constipation?
These: Soluble fibre: peas, soybeans, oats, rye, chia, barley, prunes, plums, avocados, berries, ripe bananas, skin of apples, quinces, pears, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes and onions insoluble fiber: whole grain wheat, corn, bran, beans, peas, nuts, seeds, potato skins, green beans, cauliflower, zucchini, celery, and nopal, avocado, unripe bananas, skins of kiwi, grapes and tomatoes. ...Read more
Only if iron is low: Iron supplementation is not needed unless there is iron loss through bleeding or inability to absorb iron from food or water. The only way one can lose iron is through bleeding, either from excessive menses, or bleeding from the bowel. Bleeding from other areas is usually very noticeable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at all but...: Men need iron too but generally get all they need from diet. 65 mg is not a large dose and should have no significant impact. But don't take iron regularly. Iron is a pro-oxidant and excess iron increases risk of heart disease and cancer (and lowering iron stores by donating blood may reduce risk of heart disease and cancer). But I expect no problems from the small amount of iron you took. ...Read more
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