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If there is a drug I can take for iron overload, wouldn't it be better to use that, instead of giving blood all of the time?
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
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In brief: No
I am answering n0, because I do not know of a medcation that would remedy this problem without the necessity of withdrawing blood to keep the level of iron within an acceptable range.
I am sure that consulting your hematologist would give you a better explanation than the one I have given you. Perhaps one of the colleagues on this site could help you more, good luck.

In brief: No
I am answering n0, because I do not know of a medcation that would remedy this problem without the necessity of withdrawing blood to keep the level of iron within an acceptable range.
I am sure that consulting your hematologist would give you a better explanation than the one I have given you. Perhaps one of the colleagues on this site could help you more, good luck.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
In brief: Confusion
Iron overload is treated with chelating drugs or therapeutic phlebotomy (bleeding the patient), not transfusion.
Iron deficiency is treated with supplementation in preference to transfusion.

In brief: Confusion
Iron overload is treated with chelating drugs or therapeutic phlebotomy (bleeding the patient), not transfusion.
Iron deficiency is treated with supplementation in preference to transfusion.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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