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Diagnosed with severe anemia. On ferron tablets. Family history of anemia. Is desiccated liver pill useful?

I have been diagnosed by my doctor as having severe anemia. One iron tablet, ferron, 27 mg made me deathly ill and apparently I can't tolerate that. I recall my mother taking desiccated liver pills years ago since she was prone to anemia. I mentioned this to my dr. and he shook his head "no" but I got the feeling he wasn't familar with it. He told me to take prenatal vitamins and suggested liquid iron. I am wondering if the desiccated liver pills would be beneficial to me or likely to cause a severe reaction. I am 66 yrs of age, take a daily vitamin regimen, but no iron. My diet has suffered lately but am trying to rectify that. What are your thoughts? Thank you. Karen
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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First of all if you have anemia what is type of anemia and cause of anemia is to be established . Usually at this age it can be due to iron defeciency or vit b12 and folic acid defeciency .What is the cause of defeciency whether inadequate dietary intake or excessive loss or malabsorption .

For all these you should meet general physician undergo some blood test and depending upon defeciency take treatment. You can modify your dietary habits according to your requirements.For
eg you can take pomegranate ,spinach ,apple dates etc if you want to increase iron intake along with your supplements.
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