SpacePrincess76

533d

Other then medicine and trying to eat more protein packed food, is there any other ways that can help keep my iron levels up and stay up?

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    • Mixtape

      532d

      Long time anemic here! 👋 Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron, so take a vitamin c supplement with your iron supplement and with meals that contain iron. On the reverse side: calcium INHIBITS iron absorption, which I was very annoyed to learn after I bought a vitamin C supplement that had calcium in it. So whenever you take your iron supplement or eat an iron-rich meal, try to avoid ingesting iron with anything that’s high in calcium (milk, cheese, almonds, broccoli and for some reason, oranges, so oranges are not a good vitamin C supplement for this reason).

    • paintandchalk

      533d

      Green foods

    • wise

      533d

      eating red meat is probably the only reason I've been able to avoid needing a blood transfusion all these years lol

    • anichawk

      533d

      Eating red meat as set my iron way up. I dont even have to worry about iron anymore. Its my co2 levels that bother me. Its too low.

    • Skelliosis

      533d

      Tbh if you're not allergic to peanuts that has helped me as a little snack throughout the day ❤️

      • Skelliosis

        533d

        @Skelliosis I know you said other than snacks but peanuts and zinc supplements help me a lot person

    • Aliandale

      532d

      Eating the right foods wasn't enough for me I ended up having 8 iron infusions because with every menstrual cycle I had It would deplete me again so I had to have an endometrial ablation with dnc and I've had 2 cycles now and no period so it was a success for me. I couldn't take the iron pills because of stomach issues and Eating foods rich in iron never helped because of my periods so if your having issues this bad with the cause being heavy cycles I'd mention these options to your dr.

    • Mixtape

      532d

      Long time anemic here! 👋 Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron, so take a vitamin c supplement with your iron supplement and with meals that contain iron. On the reverse side: calcium INHIBITS iron absorption, which I was very annoyed to learn after I bought a vitamin C supplement that had calcium in it. So whenever you take your iron supplement or eat an iron-rich meal, try to avoid ingesting iron with anything that’s high in calcium (milk, cheese, almonds, broccoli and for some reason, oranges, so oranges are not a good vitamin C supplement for this reason).

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