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What are some ways to treat anemia after giving birth?
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Dr. Robert Warner
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In brief: Usually iron
The most common cause of anemia in this setting is iron defficiency caused by blood loss.
Iron rich foods include red meats, spinach, beans, and other vegetables. Some people don't absorb iron taken by mouth and require im or IV iron preporations. Many other causes of defficient red cell numbers exist, so if not responding, one should be worked up by their physician.

In brief: Usually iron
The most common cause of anemia in this setting is iron defficiency caused by blood loss.
Iron rich foods include red meats, spinach, beans, and other vegetables. Some people don't absorb iron taken by mouth and require im or IV iron preporations. Many other causes of defficient red cell numbers exist, so if not responding, one should be worked up by their physician.
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