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Hi The iron content of my wife is 20. The normal range is 30-60. Should she take supplement? If yes, which supplement?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Hi
The iron content of my wife is 20. The normal range is 30-60. Should she take supplement? If yes, which supplement?
Take food in iron pot,,take fruits having iron, pomegranate, beans,,liver of muttons,, beetroot juice,,chic peas,,dates,, raisins,,
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If anyone takes Orofer. XT twice daily, stools are said to be in black color and gas problem. Please suggest.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
If anyone takes Orofer. XT twice daily, stools are said to be in black color and gas problem. Please suggest.
You are taking extra iron. So take one daily. Gas formation is common with this tablet. Use gasex syrup.
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What Is Anemia?

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
What Is Anemia?
WHAT IS ANEMIA :

Anemia is a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body's tissues. Having anemia may make you feel tired and weak.

There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia can be temporary or long term, and it can range from mild to severe. See your doctor if you suspect you have anemia because it can be a warning sign of serious illness.

TYPES OF ANEMIA :

Iron deficiency anemia

Thalassaemia

Aplastic anemia

Haemolytic anemia

Sickle cell anemia

Pernicious anemia

Fanconi anemia

Symptoms :

Anemia signs and symptoms vary depending on the cause of your anemia. They may include:

Fatigue

Weakness

Pale or yellowish skin

Irregular heartbeats

Shortness of breath

Dizziness or lightheadedness

Chest pain

Cold hands and feet

Headache

At first anemia can be so mild that it goes unnoticed. But symptoms worsen as anemia worsens.

Causes :

Anemia occurs when your blood doesn't have enough red blood cells. This can happen if:

Your body doesn't make enough red blood cells

Bleeding causes you to lose red blood cells more quickly than they can be replaced

Your body destroys red blood cells

Diagnosis :

To diagnose anemia, your doctor may ask you about your medical and family history, perform a physical exam, and run the following tests:

Complete blood count (CBC). A CBC is used to count the number of blood cells in a sample of your blood. For anemia your doctor will be interested in the levels of the red blood cells contained in the blood (hematocrit) and the hemoglobin in your blood.

Normal adult hematocrit values vary from one medical practice to another but are generally between 40 and 52 percent for men and 35 and 47 percent for women. Normal adult hemoglobin values are generally 14 to 18 grams per deciliter for men and 12 to 16 grams per deciliter for women.

A test to determine the size and shape of your red blood cells. Some of your red blood cells may also be examined for unusual size, shape and color.

Additional diagnostic tests
If you receive a diagnosis of anemia, your doctor may order additional tests to determine the underlying cause. For example, iron deficiency anemia can result from chronic bleeding of ulcers, benign polyps in the colon, colon cancer, tumors or kidney problems.Occasionally, it may be necessary to study a sample of your bone marrow to diagnose anemia.

Eating the right foods :

1. Increase Iron Rich Food:

It is seen that those who suffer from iron deficiency usually exhibit the symptoms of anemia. You could take up:

Food that is rich in iron content

Vitamin supplements

These steps will ensure that you step up the iron content in the body which is the main element needed to produce hemoglobin

2. Fruits:

Apples are rich in micro nutrients including iron. Thus, if you are anemic you need to intake:

Fruits of different kinds

Consume more than one apple a day

Consume Citrus Fruits. It is necessary to have citrus fruits which increase the iron content in the body and the absorption of the micro nutrient.

Have at least more than one citrus fruit a day

Choose between limes, lemons and other fruits

Try Figs

Figs are seen to be excellent remedy for anemia

One should consume three to four figs daily in order to combat anemia

Try Bananas It is important to incorporate bananas in one s diet.

It is known to be a good source of magnesium

Banana combined with honey will surely help one to step up the necessary salt content for increasing hemoglobin in the blood.

3. Honey:

Honey is known to be an excellent source of cure for anemia.

A concoction of honey, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar will prove to be ideal to combat the anemic conditions

Such a mixture is known to be a powerful antioxidant and will help to address general health issues as well. It is necessary to increase honey intake as it is beneficial for an anemic person. It is rich in iron, manganese and copper. These micro nutrients are known for their necessity to step up the hemoglobin content in the bloodstream

4. Beetroot Juice:

It is imperative that one know the vegetables that are rich in iron content. Beetroot is one such vegetable which is beneficial for those who have low iron content and suffer from anemia Beetroot can be had as a cooked vegetable or in the form of beetroot juice which is more effective

5. Currants In The Morning:

One could soak currant and consume them to feel the benefits. About ten currants should be soaked overnight. The seeds should be removed. They should be eaten first thing in the morning. This should be done for a period of three to four weeks.

6. Increase Red Colored Fruits And Veggies In Your Diet:

The red colored fruits as well as vegetables contain the necessary vitamins which will enrich the blood of hemoglobin and reduce anemia.

Have apples

Use tomatoes in your diet

Consume beetroot as vegetable or in juice form

7. Consume Green And Leafy Vegetables:

One should consume green and leafy vegetables as that helps to step up the level of micro nutrients in the body.

Increase iron content

Increase salt content

8. Vitamin B12:

It is seen that anemic patients are usually low on their vitamin B12 content. This can be increased by:

Consuming fruits and food items rich in such a micro nutrient

Taking up supplements rich in this complex micro nutrient

9. Avoid Caffeinated Drinks:

It is best to avoid coffee as the caffeine increases the heart rate and might not be ideal for anemic patients. Try and consume decaf version. Limit the number of cups of coffee consumed.

10. Stay Active:

The more active one stays the more the capability of the blood to circulate and keep one healthy. Regular exercises should be done. Strength training will increase muscle mass and help keep up strength and keep away fatigue.



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Low Iron, RBC, WBC & LDL Cholesterol HbA1c & ABG Normal Please advise Risks & Treatment.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Low Iron, RBC, WBC & LDL Cholesterol
HbA1c & ABG Normal
Please advise Risks & Treatment.
U have iron deficiency anaemia. Have healthy iron rich diet, you might need suppliments too. Deworming might be required too. Consult with detailed reports.
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My hemoglobin is 10. I have tingling sensation in lower extreme, weakness, headache, chest pain, chills. Is it due to iron deficiency.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
My hemoglobin is 10. I have tingling sensation in lower extreme, weakness, headache, chest pain, chills. Is it due to...
There are different types of anemia not only Iron due to B12, folate deficiency detailed comprehensive testing needed along with detailed history taking needed to find the root cause and treat.
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I took one dosage of iron supplement Heam Up And I got greenish stool twice. Is it normal?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
I took one dosage of iron supplement Heam Up
And I got greenish stool twice. Is it normal?
Green stool it means there is infection in intestine. If you are taking iron tonic than stool is black in color. For diagnosis you should do lab investigation of stool.
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Unable To Focus - Can It Be A Sign Of Iron Deficiency?

B.Sc. In Food Science & Quality Control, Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
Unable To Focus - Can It Be A Sign Of Iron Deficiency?
As per the latest statistics published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 9% women suffer from a deficiency of iron. Though the proportion is relatively low, iron deficiency can lead to various diseases, which can be very difficult to cure. So, look out for these telltale signs of iron deficiency and check whether you suffer from any of them.

Fatigue: Your internal system uses iron for the production of haemoglobin, which is a component in the red blood cells, responsible for carrying oxygen to all parts of the body. So when the iron content is low, there is not enough haemoglobin production and all organ do not receive oxygen in the required quantities. This is bound to make you feel tired at most times.
Inability to focus: People with iron deficiency often suffer from alteration in the synthesis of neurotransmitters. This can lead to decreased functionality and focusing abilities. This may also lead to the development of apathy towards all things, including family, friends, books, music or anything that you loved and enjoyed doing.
Breathlessness: Without a proper supply of iron, there could be an oxygen crunch in the body, compelling you to feel breathless. This may happen anytime when you are working out or walking or reading a book.
Paleness: Do you think your skin has lost lustre and become pale in the last few days? That s definitely not a good sign and may be a symptom of decreased flow of blood and reduction in the RBC count.
Trouble doing your daily chores: Low levels of iron in the body can cause your endurance level to suffer. Thus, you may find it difficult to run up the stairs or catch a vehicle or swim for a while.
Soreness of muscles: Even if you could push yourself to reach the gym, you would experience the burns last longer than normal. Lack of right amount of iron prevents your muscles to recover at the right pace. As a result, you are likely to suffer from aches in the muscles.
Brittle nails: If there is a recent a development of spoon shaped or concave depression in the nails, it could be a sign of possible deficiency of iron.
Often people tend to ignore the warning signs that the body gives to inform about the problem that s cropping up. But you can t take chances with your health and so, check for these signs without any delay.
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Name of supplement or tablet which have iron more and more or capsules left diet.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Name of supplement or tablet which have iron more and more or capsules left diet.
Dear lybrateuser, - You can take iron supplement such as Capsule Autrin, 1 cap after breakfast or syrup Dexorange.
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How can I solve my health problems my report show iron defence, thyroid problems.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
How can I solve my health problems my report show iron defence, thyroid problems.
Ideally you should go to a doctor for a thorough medical examination so that the doctor can diagnose it properly and start the appropriate treatment. Kindly read more about iron deficiency and thyroid problems from the internet so that you can understand the basics. On your part, lead a healthy lifestyle (give first priority to your health and fitness so that you can enjoy your life to the fullest ). Make exercise (include Yoga) a part of your daily routine. Eat healthy food (preferably freshly prepared homemade food) while avoiding junk food and beverages. With healthy food (iron rich food) and supplements the iron status may improve. Talk to the doctor and proceed. You can also take Homeopathy if you have any health problems. You can contact me for further details.
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Causes of low ferritin, what should be tests to diagnose that there is no underlying problems in body which caused low ferritin, when I got checked it first time it was in traces but iron was normal?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Causes of low ferritin, what should be tests to diagnose that there is no underlying problems in body which caused lo...
A lower-than-normal ferritin level can indicate that you have an iron deficiency, which can happen when you don't consume enough iron in your daily diet. Another condition that affects iron levels is anemia, which is when you don't have enough red blood cells for iron to attach to.
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