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Iron Defeciency Anemia

Anemia that results from a deficiency of iron in the body is called iron-deficiency anemia. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin, so iron deficiency affects the production of hemoglobin. The symptoms include weakness, pale skin, shortness of breath, tongue swelling, brittle nails, and irregular heartbeats.

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How to help my 16-year-old child suffering from constipation following iron supplements?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 16-years-old, and she has been unwell for the past week. However, her temperature has reduced, and the doctor said that she seems to be anemic at the time of consultation. And her blood reports showed a Hb level of 9, and the doctor said it was below the average level. H...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Iron supplements cause constipation. So, do not worry. I suggest you give her dates, beetroot, jaggery, and green leafy vegetables regularly. I suggest you give her the tablet Fersoft Z (Ferrous fumarate, cyanocobalmin, magnesium oxide, and folic acid) once per day for ...  Read Full »

I have thin hair and have been suffering from severe hair fall while combing my hair. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have very thin hair genetically. I used to comb my hair harshly without detangling it. I have medium-wavy hair. Nowadays I am facing hair fall while combing. I need to know whether I need a protein supplement or not because my nails are brittle when it is long and I have iron deficie...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. It seems to be due to a deficiency of vitamins and minerals, lack of exercise, lack of proper sleep, and poor nutritious food. Alone medicines will not work permanently. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Do yoga a...  Read Full »

Why do I feel exhausted even after a good night's sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having issues with sleeping. I am exhausted all day every day, sleep 6 to 9 hours every night and take 2 to 3 hours nap every day. I am unable to control falling asleep. I am not on any medications.  Read Full »

Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The reasons for sleepiness could be many. Firstly, could be related to the deficiency in vitamins in body or iron deficiency. This can be easily tested by blood tests. Secondly, hormonal changes can cause sleepiness, like low functioning thyroid gland, which can also ...  Read Full »

Please advise on the exceeded values of the blood report.

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached the PFA and the blood test report of my wife who is 29 years of age. Can you please advice on the reasons and corrective measures to get the exceeded test values in control? Do I need to perform any follow-up tests? She has got the blood test profile checked just as a g...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I understand that she did not have any symptoms, but you got the tests done just for the regular checkup. Out of these, there are some red flags which need to be further ...  Read Full »

I have had hand pain for one year, for which blood tests have been done. What should I do next?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had hand pain above my elbow for one year. The pain started six months after delivery. Blood tests and other check-ups have been done, but no issue was found. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to get the correct tests done, apart from a complete blood count (CBC), which in your case is grossly normal and has microcytic red blood cells (RBC), suggesting iron deficiency. You must get erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), an...  Read Full »

I am feeling a bit of weakness and would like to know what is the maximum dose of iron supplements a man can take?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male, who is 1.8 m tall, and I weigh 106 kg. I have a problem recently. I went to a dentist for an abscess, and I had blood a bit removed, so I felt a bit weak. And finally some days after, I felt I needed iron supplements. I took one 100 mg and then took another 100...  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To know about iron overload, get serum ferritin and iron levels checked. In iron-deficiency, an elementary iron of 100 to 200 mg per day is advised.In a normal person, daily allowance is hardly 25 mg per day. You just stop your iron supplements and have these tests.  Read Full »

Can iron deficiency anemia be improved with supplements in stomach or colon cancer patient?

Query: Hi doctor,A week ago I made a complete blood test to check whether my iron deficiency was improving. I have used B12 and iron supplements. In addition to this, the doctor told me that I had a UTI and gave me pills. Though UTI did not seem like it has gone away, and another thing is that, after I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and here is my advise. Your attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) showing improvement in iron parameters and hemoglobin level. So your anemia is improving. Read below answers for your questions: In stomach cance...  Read Full »

Is iron deficiency the cause of my right arm pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a young adult suffering from migraines on my right side for almost four years. A few weeks back, my right eye started twitching. The doctor said it was dehydration, but after few days I started feeling weird sensations on the right side of my face. It was tingling, burning, or someti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Mostly the pain is due to anemia only, but sometimes it can also be due to nerves. So in such a case, I would suggest you do an X-ray of the neck. It will help to check if there is any obstruction in the neck region b...  Read Full »

I found that my iron level is 47 mcg/dL and my MCHC is 35.3 g/dL in my blood report. Are these levels normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a blood test today and found that my iron level is 47 mcg/dL, and my mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) is 35.3 g/dL. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Harshitha. G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) suggest iron deficiency anemia, which can be treated with iron tablets or iron syrup.  Read Full »

I am anemic even after taking iron supplements. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a history of anemia. I have been taking iron supplements prescribed by my doctor for the past few months. After a while, I had an appointment, and my doctor said that I am still very anemic. A few years ago, I had an eating problem. I was overeating, but I did not gain weight. Is t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are taking supplements regularly, it's important to consider whether you truly have iron deficiency anemia or if there might be ongoing blood loss, such as through menstruation or in your stools. The first step should be to undergo a peripheral smear test and seru...  Read Full »

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