Is it advisable to take an iron supplement while pregnant?

Yes. Prenatal vitamin supplement which as iron and Folic Acid is usually advisable during pregnancy to help grow the fetus. Consuld your OB doctor for the proper supplement and diet during pregnancy.
Yes. But also ask your doctor. In general, women get a little anemic in pregnancy and this can be normal. We want to improve or avoid the severity of the anemia with supplements. Most prenatal vitamins have a little iron, but you may need an additional supplement if recommended by your provider.

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Should I take an iron supplement after age fifty and after menopause?

Not necessarily. Some women benefit from iron while menstruating to keep blood count up to counteract menstrual blood loss. Unless you are anemic for other reasons, there is no reason to routinely take iron supplements. This is assuming of course that you eat a well rounded diet with some red meat or green leafy vegetables. Read more...
Are you anemic? The main reason to take extra iron would be related to low blood counts (or anemia), or related to a diet low in iron. Given your age of 28, this is probably not something you need to worry about. Perhaps a more important supplement for women of any age group is calcium. I hope this helps! Read more...

I am a 40 year old female and just found out I am slightly anemic. How long should I take an iron supplement?

Iron deficient? Question #1 - are you iron deficient? If not then iron pills will not solve anything. The best blood test for iron level is a ferritin test. Other anemia tests include a peripheral blood smear (pbs) and reticulocyte count. There are many other tests that can be done, but that is a start. Anemia may = iron deficient but not always. 1st is figuring out the type of anemia. Read more...

I get mildly anemic sometimes, Dr says just to eat more iron. I think I'm anemic now, can I take an iron supplement? Or could it be to much?

Iron deficiency. It is important to know the exact cause of anemia -it may be 'more' than iron. Make sure your doc explains your lab tests. If it is indeed iron deficiency, then dietary iron (spinach, raisins, beans and of course red meat if you are not a vegetarian) are all dietary ways to increase iron. Cooking in an IRON skillet also may help. Supplemental iron (pill) form is a benefit if you can't get enough. Read more...

Should I take an iron supplement if my haemoglobin I is low?

A good idea. This is good because hb us usually low in women particularly due to menstrual cycles that involve loss of blood. Iron is needed to complete red blood cell development, and so replace lost blood. A balanced diet with a healthy portion of red meat also helps. Read more...