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What Is Slow Release Iron
Good question: Absorption rate has to do with the main drug ingredient and the filler (inert ingredients). Some drugs are better absorbed in the mouth, some in the stomach and some anywhere in the colon and rectum. The pharmaceutical company that manufactures the tablet or capsule makes a detailed investigation to insure proper absorption of the drug in every intestinal location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your doc first..: I assume you are under evaluation for male infertility since you got report of semen exam as reported. So, asking your own semen-ordered doctor would be the most reasonable thing to do because s/he possesses more knowledge about your individual concern than anyone online. But the % of sperm motility alone merely suggests on the low end of motility, which is relative & not sole cause for infertilit ...Read more
Hi. I've read that low iron/anemia can make my eggs non-viable. Is this reversible when iron levels are increased?
Unlikely: Anemia can make you weak and unwell but has no serious effects on your body functions like the issue that you have raised. That is not something I would be concerned or worried about. get a medical check up to find the cause of anemia and get it treated. You will be well soon! ...Read more
What is the recommended dosage of biotin supplements for hair loss?And will it cause my metabolism to slow down if it is already fast?
None: There is no recommended dosage; biotin deficiency is extremely rare, and most cases are due to chronic consumption of raw egg whites (due to avidin in them). I don't think the supplements will necessarily cause harm, but without documented biotin deficiency, i doubt they will do any good, either. ...Read more
Iron dietary sources: High iron sources include: spinach, prune juice, cream of wheat . Liver (chicken/beef) but limit because high in cholesterol. Moderate iron sources: bran cereal, almonds, peaches, dried beans (chick peas, lentils, lima, red beans, blackeye peas, soybeans, white beans) or cooked scallops, cooked turkey/beef/lamb/pork. Greatest amount of iron generally in the loin, sirloin and tenderloin cuts. ...Read more
That depends: The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of elemental iron is 10 mg for adult males, 15 mg for adult, pre-menopausal women, and 10 mg for postmenopausal women. Usual supplement dose is Regular-release ferrous sulfate: 325 mg orally 3 times a day or 300 mg orally 4 times a day may be given. ...Read more
Polysaccharide-iron: There are many iron supplement preparations in the market today. Each manufacturer will expound there product is better than the others. Evidence-based data from large clinical trials show that ferrous salt preparations are equally tolerable. Controlled- release iron tablets cause less nausea and epigraphic pain but are more expensive. Fewer discontinuation rates in polysaccharide iron complexes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slow healing wound: Our body has an innate ability to heal and most of simple wounds heal without any complications.But some wounds are slow to heal either due to complications of the wound, depth, infection etc and it takes longer to heal.It can also be due to other medical conditions like diabetes, varicose veins and poor state of health of the person.How slow is variable from few days to few weeks and months. ...Read more
Is it possible taking omega 3 capsules could slow a fracture healing because of thinning the blood?
Hair is falling from all over the body. Thyroid is ok. It isn't genetic. I am taking b12 shots and vitamin d and iron supplements. What is the reason?
Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have Propecia (finasteride) (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
As of 4/30 ferritin is 6.1ng took ferrous sulfate 310mg 3x day re took lab test as of 5/13 ferritin is 18ng is the rate of increase really slow?
Action over time: Extended release drugs are usually encapsulated so that the drug is not immediately absorbed. It it released and activated over a specified period of time allowing you to often take less of the medication ...Read more
Help! need to know if there's a mental issue or slowness that can cause a speech impediment, such as not being able to form words?
More info needed: That is a very general question. It depends on many factors, including the age and overall health of the patient, the nature of the symptoms, medications being taken, and many others. However, it is safe to say that the development of such a symptom where it previously did not exist warrants an evaluation with a primary care physician. ...Read more
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