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How can you treat anemia other than taking iron pills?

Depends. There are many types of anemia, but assuming that you have iron deficiency anemia, the best treatment is to take iron pills. There are liquid formulations as well. Iron is also available in an intravenous form, but this is not commonly used. But the amount of iron needed to correct iron deficiency is difficult to get with simple dietary changes. Read more...

Which type of iron pills should a person with iron anemia take?

Depends. There are different formulations of iron that are available. The dosing and frequency depends on the amount of elemental iron that is available in these formulations. Some formulations are easier on the stomach than others. Sometimes intravenous iron may be indicated to replenish iron stores. Please ask your doctor on the best way to investigate and treat your iron defeciency. Read more...

I was prescribed iron pills but chose to stop, is it bad to have anemia and have low levels of iron? If so, what's the worst that can happen.?

Low levels of iron. And anemia go together. Should take the iron as described by your dr. Will need to be checked out to make sure that you have restored the normal level of ion in the blood. Read more...
Iron deficiency. Low iron makes you tired, pale, lightheaded, and short of breath. It can cause 'pica' (craving something unusual). The most common symptom is munching ice. Additional symptoms include foggy thinking, poor hair and nail growth, itching, and restless legs. Pregnant women with low iron can have children with lower iq scores than if they had adequate iron stores. Read more...

What is the normal hemo level for women. I have anemia & taking 2 325 mg iron pills a day. My hem level was a little over 9 and I feel like passing ou?

Anemia? Women have hemoglobin level of 12 to 14 Grams normally. You have Anemia which causes light headed feeling when you stand up from a sitting or lying position. You need to find the cause of your Anemia and treat the cause and keep your hemoglobin above 10 Gms. Read more...

How long after taking iron pills for six weeks do I recover from symptoms of severe anemia.

Can take a while. If you were severely anemic because of iron deficiency, 6 weeks of oral iron is probably not long enough. Your body will start to be able to make new red blood cells much more robustly when you start taking the iron, and many people start to feel better in a week or two. To replenish your body's iron stores, however, you may need to take iron 6 months or more. Talk with your doc for guidance. Read more...