No. Iron supplements do not make a person fat. However, if a person takes iron pills with a big glass of orange juice, whole milk, or a smoothie, then "taking iron pills" could make him fatter. Some people get constipated when taking iron pills. Constipation can make one look fatter due to the extra poop staying in the abdomen.
No. But do not take iron unless you need it and that depends on whether you have iron def anemia.
Last year my iron level was a 7 and I I was advised to take iron supplements as soon as possible it s been a year now should I go and get myself tested again?
Yes. Getting a repeat blood test to look at anemia can be helpful to decide if you should continue to take iron tablets.
No need. With balance diet with green leafy veggies.
No. I agree that their is rarely a need. Should not be taken without doctors advice.
Not cereal / milk. They can block absorption. How about fruits / vegetables / bread / protein?
Pharmacist or MD. Many over the counter iron supplements are available. However, you may wish (and I would recommend) to see your physician to get a recommendation for a regimen to take that is personalized for you based on your total iron stores, hemoglobin level, heaviness of your periods, etc.
No. No taking iron supplement will not make you gain weight.
See below. Iron sulfate and iron fumerate are the more commonly prescribed iron pills. The fumerate compounds are more easily absorbed and are more easy on the GI tract.
Let me help. Infants and toddlers need more iron than adults, in general, because their bodies are growing so quickly. In childhood, boys and girls need the same amount of iron -- 10 milligrams daily from ages 4 to 8, and 8 mg daily from ages 9 to 13.