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I am currently taking Aciphex (20mg b.i.d.) and Arthrotec (75mg. b.i.d.). I have developed iron deficiency anemia. Could this be a result of both medicines reducing stomach acid and therefore interfering with iron absorption? Or is iron absorbed in the small intestine and stomach acidity has no effect on iron absorption?

A: Although iron is absorbed in the proximal small intestine (duodenum), stomach acid does have an effect on absorption by converting iron into a more absorbent form. However, even on these medications, iron absorption is usually normal and iron deficiency is not usually a side effect of these medications. Occult gastrointestinal bleeding is an important consideration....


Is it normal to feel light headed while sitting when you have iron deficiency anemia?

A: Yes, this is normal and not a good thing. Go to doc asap, get on iron supplement. anemia results in a lack of oxygen to your brain and organs. Other symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, and in severe cases, tunnel vision, temporary loss of hearing and numbness in limbs. If you are treated by a doctor, they will monitor you during this time to see if blood transfusion is needed or iron is needed- Also, iron should not be taken if you have certain types of blood disorders.....


can adrenal adenoma cause iron deficiency anemia?

A: never heard of it... but i guess this iron deficiency could be caused by a hormonal imbalance...but it''s not something that is common knowledge, if you are looking for a reson for the deficiency....


Is there a way to prevent iron-deficiency anemia?

A: Information from iron deficiency anemia: Prevention : ''You can help prevent iron deficiency anemia by eating foods rich in iron, as part of a balanced diet. Eating plenty of iron-containing foods is particularly important for people who have higher iron requirements, such as children and menstruating or pregnant women. Foods rich in iron include red meat, seafood, poultry and eggs. Meat sources of iron are easily absorbed by your body. Plant-based foods also are good sources of iron, although...


My son is almost 6 years old and he is always tired. Heats like a typical kid and has no medical problems. However, I think he might have iron-deficiency anemia. I have already made an appointment with his pediatrician but I wanted to check in the meantime. Does anyone''s child suffer from the same--being tired all the time/lazy? Or am I just overreacting?

A: The following articles list the signs and symtpoms of iron-deficiency anemia, that you might want to look over: http://www.revolutionhealth.com/conditions/anemia/iron-deficiency-anemia/iron-deficiency-anemia?section=section_01 http://www.revolutionhealth.com/articles/?id=hw166953&section=section_01...


I''ve had iron deficiency anemia all my life, but it has gotten worse since gastric Bypass Surgery. I''m Currently prescribed Niferex Elixer (liquid iron) supplement, and I hope to increase the iron in my diet. Any ideas how?

A: I found this article for you: Increasing iron In Your Diet. The article has a list of iron-rich foods. , Are you using chelated iron? It has far greater absorption. Gold Yes. I think so. Niferex is a prescription elixer prescribed by the surgeon who did my gastric bypass surgery. I will check with the pharmacy. Liquid iron is hard to find. Happy New Year. Well, well. Good News at last! I just got my blood work back from the beginning of the year, and for the first time I can remember, I do not have iron deficiency anemia! Looks like the expensive iron elixir is doing something after all. Of...


What are good foods to eat for iron-deficient anemia?

A: You''ll find lots of information in the following articles: iron-deficiency anemia - Dietary Changes That May Be Helpful iron-deficiency anemia - Vitamins That May Be Helpful...


Symptoms of severe iron deficiency anemia ? ?

A: Severe anaemia produces tiredness, breathlessness, fast heart rate and pallor and ironically periods may become heavier....


How can I improve control of my acid reflux without developing iron-deficiency anemia?

A: Ranitidine (Zantac) is a histamine H2 antagonist that is available over the counter for the treatment of heartburn, acid indigestion and sour stomach. Antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Rolaids (calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide) can provide short-term relief of heartburn or indigesti on.Another class of medications for the treatment of heartburn that is now over the counter are proton pump inhibitors (PPI...


my daughter is 4 and is tired all the time. Could she have iron deficient anemia?

A: Heather   Thank you for your question and welcome to ADHDCentral.com   I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice or diagnose your daughter.   For more information on anemia:   anemia   I hope this information helps   Eileen...

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