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18 Nov 2005

Iron Deficiency
please, I would appreciate any info on correcting an iron deficiency what foods to eat and what not. Already had blood ttransfusion and intravenous iron replacement a year ago. just been told that i need iron replacement again. Please help
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Martin
I trust that you are being treated with an iron-folic acid supplement such as FerroFolic and that you will take this supplement for at least 3 months or longer as it takes time to replenish depleted iron stores in the body. The best sources of readily available iron in the diet are: liver (eat at least twice a week), red meat, poultry, fish, egg yolk, dried fruit and iron-enriched breakfast cereals (check on the labels). Take a source of vit C like orange juice with your breakfast cereals to improve the uptake of the iron.
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