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I think i'm overdosing on iron from eating to much of iron-rich food? Is that possible?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: Only if you have..

It is virtually impossible to od on iron from just consuming iron-rich foods if you don't have some genetic abnormality such as hemochromatosis.
Normally, your body will aborb enough iron and the rest will go out the other end. Hemochromatosis: your body will keep hogging the iron and will cause problem if not intervened. If u r curious/concerned, see your doc for a simple blood test. Good luck.

In brief: Only if you have..

It is virtually impossible to od on iron from just consuming iron-rich foods if you don't have some genetic abnormality such as hemochromatosis.
Normally, your body will aborb enough iron and the rest will go out the other end. Hemochromatosis: your body will keep hogging the iron and will cause problem if not intervened. If u r curious/concerned, see your doc for a simple blood test. Good luck.
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