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i have iron deficiency anemia and on iron tablets do i need to give tea and chocolate

A: Hi, You don?t need to quit tea and chocolates, if you have anemia. It is just that you should take foods rich iniron like meat, poultry, eggs, vegetables (especially green leafy) and cereals (especially those fortifiedwith iron). iron supplements are absorbed best in empty stomach; however they can cause nausea, black stoolsand constipation. iron absorption is decreased by certain foods containing phytates so, it should be taken atleast 1-2 hrs after food or tea. Hope this helps. Take care....

Are there types of anemia aside from iron-deficient anemia?

A: Yes. iron-deficiency anemia is just one type of anemia. Other types of anemia are caused by: -Diets lacking in vitamin B12 (or, the body is unable to use, or absorb B12) -Diets lacking in folic acid (or, the body is unable to use folic acid) -Inherited blood disorders -Conditions that cause red blood cells to break down too fast (either from toxic substances or blood disorders)...

I was recently diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia...im not understanding why my iron is low if i?

A: 14 Nov 2011 Are you on any other medicines? Do you take other things with the iron fortified food that would interfere with iron absorption? Do you drink a lot of tea or coffee with your meals? Votes:+0CommentVote upReport likkawan622 14 Nov 2011No to all three... I was recently in the hospital with a severe kidney infection and that''s when they discovered my iron was really low and said I was so close to needing a blood transfusion. But then a week after I was released from the hospital I had more blood work done and my hemoglobin came up significantly but is still lower than it should be. Marvell 15 Nov 2011Could you possibly have a gastric ulcer? Do you have any symptoms, which may indicate that you have an...


I was recently diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia and hypothyroidism. I just started taking iron?

A: 9 Aug 2011 Hello, If you can not breath and your chest gets painful and tight Call 911 or have someone drive you to the Hospital, this could be more serious than you think, do not take chances, better safe than sorry.- All the best and keep us posted.- Votes:+2CommentVote upReport redsoxliz1980 15 Aug 2011I went to the doctor and my heart is fine. She thinks the pain is either stress related or gastroentestinal. (I have been diagnosed with gastritis before). She said to stop with the iron for now and go see the GI doc again. Still hurts, but we''ll see what the GI doc says. maso4169 15 Aug 2011I am happy your heart is fine and also that you went to the Dr., I hope it is nothing too serious.- Take care, annieblocker 12 Sep 2011You can also have these symptoms from...


iron deficiency anemia

A: Hello, Normal values for MCV 83-97 fL MCHC 32-36 g/dL iron: 60-170 mcg/dl TIBC total iron-binding capacity: 240-450 mcg/dl Transferrin saturation: 20-50% Male serum ferritin: 12-300 ng/ml anemia is defined as hemoglobin level For men less than 12 g/dL. RDW is an index of the variation in red cells size (anisocytosis) which is usually high in iron deficiency anemia. High level of TIBC, low serum ferritin, low serum iron are indicators for iron deficiency anemia. Causes of iron deficiency


What Is iron deficiency anemia.

A: It is when your blood becomes short of iron this from Wiki: iron deficiency anemia (or iron deficiency anaemia) is a common anemia that occurs when iron loss (often from intestinal bleeding or menses) occurs, and/or the dietary intake or absorption of iron is insufficient. In iron deficiency, hemoglobin, which contains iron, cannot be formed.[1] iron deficiency is the most common single cause of anemia worldwide,...


What is causing me to have iron deficiant anemia?

A: I''m over 3 years out and my iron levels are about 1 point higher then whatis considered the "norm". I''m tired a lot but I take my vitaminsand iron pills daily. I''ve been diagnosed as anemic a couple of times andthen my blood levels will rise again to get me just above the"norm". I''ve not been told that I''m doing anything wrong. Ithink it''s just the way our body processes food now. just vitamins? Most surgeons recommend an addtional iron regardless ofwhat iron you get in your regular vitamins. so it seems you just didnt takeenough. Since your already anemic - you might want to consider getting theiron made especially for those who are anemic...


possible milk consumption iron-deficiency anemia

A: It would be unusual for iron deficiency anemia to cause these problems. Most likely he has contracted a viral stomach illness. Children his age typically will have around 10-12 viral infections per year (mostly in the winter season). This means that they basically go from one infection to the next. Large amounts of milk consumption can cause iron deficiency which leads to anemia. Unfortunately, the screening used at most WIC centers only tests for hemoglobin levels. This method is very inaccurate for diagnosing iron deficiency. I would recommend that your son see his pediatrician for a CBC...


Help for iron deficiency anemia symptoms?

A: Your regular doctor can at least order a blood test to check your thyroid functions. You may still need to be seen by an endocrinologist, but you can get started with your GP if nothing else. If your doc comes back and says you''re borderline, or quotes you a number of 3 or higher, get to the endocrinologist. I have Hashimoto''s (hypothyroid) and was utterly exhausted prior to being diagnosed. My head felt like it was wrapped in a wool blanket a lot. Hypothyroidism can also impact your menstruation. So, at the very least, this is one blood test you should get done sooner rather than later....


Anxiety and iron deficiency anemia

A: Hi Samster, I am not sure what type of anxiety symptoms you are experiencing, but anemia can cause a rapid heart beat which if your heart is beating fast, can cause you to feel anxious. How is your doctor treating your anemia and did he say what caused your iron level to drop? Citalopram (Celexa) is used for the management of depression. It also has been tested in persons with obsessive- compulsive disorders and panic disorders. If you have been taking this medication for one year with no improvment, I would suggest that you speak to your physician regard a dose or medication change. Perhaps if you are not already doing so, a specialist or Psychiatrist might be able to help you better being that is their specialty....

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