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If I am taking hormone therapy (ht), how does that affect the amount of iron I should take?
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: Doesn't
The issue with women is not if they are taking hrt, but if they are menstruating.
The rda for iron in premenopausal adult women is 18mg/day. A postmenopausal woman's rda for iron is 8mg/day, the same as a man's. More info can be found at: http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/iron.

In brief: Doesn't
The issue with women is not if they are taking hrt, but if they are menstruating.
The rda for iron in premenopausal adult women is 18mg/day. A postmenopausal woman's rda for iron is 8mg/day, the same as a man's. More info can be found at: http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/iron.
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Dr. Patrick Weix
Unless you have poor iron absorption (say after surgery such as weight loss surgery), postmenopausal women should easily get all their iron from diet, and not need any iron supplements.
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Or unless you are on cyclic hormonal therapy which is simulating menses in which case your iron requirement will increase.
Dr. Bradford Romans
Internal Medicine
In brief: Should
Have no effect on iron.

In brief: Should
Have no effect on iron.
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