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Will Iron Supplements Cause An Appetite Increase
Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more
Can taking iron supplements and eating foods rich in iron promote the bacterial growth that can lead to prostatitis?
If I have iron deficient anaemia and take supplements will the iron levels increase if there is an underlying problem such as a GI problem?
Yes, you need to tre: We should find the cause of anemia and treat the cause also. The supplements will help provided your GI absorption process is intact, otherwise oral supplements may not help. But there are other ways to administer iron in cases of GI malabsorption what kind of GI problem do you have? ...Read more
Can probiotic supplements (20 billion/day) intake for 3-4 months cause any metabolic changes which either causes weight gain or loss?
Does whole grain product decrease absorbtion of iron and if yes how it is healthy as it may cause iron deficiency anemia
Phytates in grains: Whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds contain antioxidant compounds called "phytates." unlike other animals, we humans have no phytase to degrade these -- & they can bind to minerals like iron instead. If your diet is exclusively grains, iron deficiency could result. If your diet also includes veggies, leafy greens, vit c (increases iron absorption) foods, and meats with heme iron, you're fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have low iron stores following a blood test, can that lead to anemia? Is there a recommended dosage of iron supplement to help restore levels.
Yes and yes: The first thing to go down low is the iron storage. If you don't fix it- eventually you are going to become anemic. Yes, you can take iron supplement by mouth 3x/day. But most importantly is to find why your iron is low. You should have a GI work-up- egd and colonosocpy and check your urine- to check blood in urine. If + blood in urine- you need imaging study, perhaps urologist etc. Go to see gp. ...Read more
Does Concerta cause muscle loss or fat loss? Would it decrease any chance of muscle gain or cancel out protein intake?
Can the diet supplement hoodia really suppress appetite? Normal to have migraines or severe side effects from this?
Yes: Often, protein foods are lacking in adequate fiber. Consequently, if one does not add enough fiber (e.g., fresh vegetables) and water to the diet constipation will result. Consuming protein is not typically associated with weight gain, except when taken in portions with too many calories. Consumption of carbohydrates (especially processed foods) is associated with weight gain and diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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