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Why does excess iron cause constipation?

Why does excess iron cause constipation?

SLOWING DOWN BOWELS: Iron slows down digestive system.Slow release iron is slowly absorbed and less constipating. Fast absorbing iron supplement causes more constipation but quickly absorbed. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Does excess iron in an infant's diet cause constipation?

Does excess iron in an infant's diet cause constipation?

Yes: Iron is a binding substances for infants. Try reducing the amount and speaking to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Does excess iron cause diabetes?

Does excess iron cause diabetes?

Yes!: Iron overload as in hereditary hemochromatosis or repeated transfusions can cause secondary diabetes due to pacreatic islet beta cell failure. ...Read more

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How can you rid the body of excess iron?

How can you rid the body of excess iron?

Phlebotomy: For hemochromatosis (an inherited iron overload condition), treatment includes phlebotomy (removing blood in the same way as donating blood). This, of course, must be done under medical supervision. An option for those with iron overload due to multiple blood transfusions is the medication deferasirox, a chelating agent. ...Read more

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Could excess iron levels be causing my tooth decay?

Could excess iron levels be causing my tooth decay?

Not Likely: Unless you are sucking on a sugar based source of iron, iron supplements are generally swallowed and not a source of increased decay. If you have dry mouth associated with the reason for your iron deficiency, then the dry mouth condition can increase decay. ...Read more

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Smoking for decades, dr showed me photo of autopsy, is the black specks on lungs from excess iron or something?

Smoking for decades, dr showed me photo of autopsy, is the black specks on lungs from excess iron or something?

Anthracosis: Black specs are called anthracosis. They are particles of soot, tar, and other environmental pollutants that we breathe in and are filtered out of the air by our lungs. The body cannot dissolve or absorb them, so they deposit over time. Everyone has some, but usually it is much heavier and darker in smokers. ...Read more

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Can excess iron leads to hair loss?

Can excess iron leads to hair loss?

What: What excess limit are we talking about pl be specific. .There is an entity called irom deposition in liver in porphyria. ...Read more

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Is it a high iron diet or excess iron supplement harmful for a person?

Is  it a high iron diet or excess iron supplement harmful for a person?

Excess: Excess of any vitamin or supplement can have adverse effects. Follow the recommendation of your physician as to the need and quantity of any dietary supplement. ...Read more

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Does hemochromatosis ever cause compensatory hyperventilation? Does this signal that heart damage from iron overload is already done?

Does hemochromatosis ever cause compensatory hyperventilation? Does this signal that heart damage from iron overload is already done?

The heart!: The heart is one of the last organs to be significantly damaged from hemochromatosis. Lfts indicationg liver damage, pancreatic, and gonadal dysfuction would occur first, as would joint issues caused by secondary hemochromatosis. Also, a female would never have this issue at 19! ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more


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In the metal group ...Read more