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I am taking menopausal hormone therapy (mht). Does that affect how much iron I should have?

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Dr. Edward Levy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No.

Most women who take HRT do so in a "continuous" regimen that does not result in menstrual-like bleeding.
Therefore, no blood (and iron) is lost, and one's iron needs should not change. If a woman takes a "cyclic" regimen that causes monthly periods, then one's iron needs would increase in proportion to the amount of blood lost each month.

In brief: No.

Most women who take HRT do so in a "continuous" regimen that does not result in menstrual-like bleeding.
Therefore, no blood (and iron) is lost, and one's iron needs should not change. If a woman takes a "cyclic" regimen that causes monthly periods, then one's iron needs would increase in proportion to the amount of blood lost each month.
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Take iron only if you are anemic and iron deficient.
Excessive iron can cause other problems.

In brief: Yes

Take iron only if you are anemic and iron deficient.
Excessive iron can cause other problems.
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