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I have had low ferritin levels for 2 years now and I've been taking an iron supplement regularly for a year along side high iron diet and still anemic?

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Dr. Ivy Fisher
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In brief: Iron deficient

Sometimes, even though eating a high iron diet, the absorption is decreased.
Diet= rich in iron- red meat, beans, milk and green leafy veg. You can try taking ferrous fumarate (Ferrette's on amazon) 325 mg po q day to help with the iron absorption. Retake the serum iron/ferritin in 3-4 months of trial.

In brief: Iron deficient

Sometimes, even though eating a high iron diet, the absorption is decreased.
Diet= rich in iron- red meat, beans, milk and green leafy veg. You can try taking ferrous fumarate (Ferrette's on amazon) 325 mg po q day to help with the iron absorption. Retake the serum iron/ferritin in 3-4 months of trial.
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