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International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Akluj ,Solapur  •  12 years experience
Iron Absorption

Bleeding in the ulcerated areas of your colon may lead to iron deficiency anemia, according to FamilyDoctor.Org. Vitamin C improves your absorption of the iron in plant-based foods, such as beans, spinach, dried fruits or nuts. If you?re at risk for anemia due to intestinal bleeding, eating foods high in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, cantaloupe or strawberries, at the same time you eat foods high in iron, may increase the amount of iron your body can utilize, helping you avoid anemia.

Immune System Support
The intestinal damage of ulcerative colitis may lead to the formation of abscesses in your colon, according to UMMC. The corticosteroids used to reduce inflammation and medications that suppress your immune system may also make you susceptible to infection. Getting adequate vitamin C, a nutrient that promotes healthy immune function, may help prevent gastrointestinal infections and other complications of ulcerative colitis.
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