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Why does excess iron cause constipation?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: SLOWING DOWN BOWELS

Iron slows down digestive system.Slow release iron is slowly absorbed and less constipating.
Fast absorbing iron supplement causes more constipation but quickly absorbed.

In brief: SLOWING DOWN BOWELS

Iron slows down digestive system.Slow release iron is slowly absorbed and less constipating.
Fast absorbing iron supplement causes more constipation but quickly absorbed.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Motility

Iron is a metal needed in production of hemoglobin to transport oxygen to the tissues.
As a metal it can affect magnetic potentials in muscle and nerves. This then can slow muscle contractility which slows motility and results in less "push" and slowing of the gut and constipation.

In brief: Motility

Iron is a metal needed in production of hemoglobin to transport oxygen to the tissues.
As a metal it can affect magnetic potentials in muscle and nerves. This then can slow muscle contractility which slows motility and results in less "push" and slowing of the gut and constipation.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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