Ask an expert
Question

15 Jan 2004

DIET FOR IRON DEFICIENCY (ANEAMIC)
Dear Dr

I just did iron studies and they found out that I have iron deficiency (Anaemic). I have been give Ferrimed to boost it for 3 months. I need to know which foods should I eat to boost my iron as well.

I have been trying to gain weight with no luck, can this be a cause of lack of iron in my blood?
Answer 838 views
Expert
DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear KP
For maximum absorption of iron you need to take your iron supplement and also include folic acid and vitamin C in your diet. You will need to take such a supplement for about 3 months to replenish depleted iron stores. Also eat more meat, fish, egg yolk, iron-fortified cereals and dried fruit to boost your iron stores. Having an iron-fortified breakfast cereal with a glass of orange juice (rich in vit C) at breakfast is a good way to ensure that the iron is more easily absorbed. Your lack of weight gain could be associated with the anaemia, but it is generally due to eating too little all round. Do a Search on this Website with 'To gain weight' to access the articles I have written about the difficult subject of gaining weight.
Best regards
DietDoc
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.