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Deficiency in iron - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   how can i cover come short of iron
User :   in my bidy
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you get your hemoglobin tested recently?
User :   na
Doctor :   I suggest that you first get your hemoglobin tested.
User :   i am minor near to normal
Doctor :   If the value is low you may need iron supplements.
Doctor :   You can eat Green leafy vegetables,
User :   mr. doctor has advise me iron tablet
Doctor :   Mutton, red meat and dates which
Doctor :   are rich sources of iron.
User :   i am vegitarian
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Green leafy vegetables and dates should be regularly taken along with Citrus fruits
User :   i do have dates but still i have too have tablets
Doctor :   which enhance the iron absorption.
User :   i want to get rid of tablets
Doctor :   The tablets are better taken at bed time after food
Doctor :   You may have to use them for 2-3 months as you are a vegetarian.
Doctor :   Instead of the tablets you can take syrups
Doctor :   Iron syrups are better flavored and cause less nausea.
User :   but then again chemicals
User :   i want something natural
Doctor :   Iron in any form has to be first replenished.
Doctor :   Then you can go for natural foods.
User :   which can overcome my iron deficiate in my boday
Doctor :   whole grains, green vegetables and dried fruits are the only
Doctor :   vegetarian sources of iron.
Doctor :   They should be taken with Vitamin C rich foods as absorption is improved.

Doctor :   oranges, lemon, grape fruit

Doctor :   should also be taken.
Doctor :   I suggest that you get your hemoglobin tested after 1 month. If there is improvement you can switch over to diet alone
Doctor :   and avoid tablets.
Doctor :   Are you with me Mayur?

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