Iron-rich Foods

It is essential to take iron-rich food as iron is needed to carry oxygen in the body and to make red blood cells. Foods rich in iron are shellfish, spinach, liver, legumes, red meat, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, broccoli, etc.

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Can hair fall be caused by stress?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend is 20 years old. She recently started losing her hair. Now, within two and a half months you can see her scalp near the front of her head and the very back of her head. It happened suddenly. And now she is pulling her hair out in clumps throughout the day. I have also notice...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me explain everything about hair fall. 100-150 hair fall every day is very normal. So, it should be considered as hair loss only if the number of hair falls more than this. Generalized hair fall in female is mostly due to stress, poor sleep, poor nutrition ...  Read Full »

Why is my mother's Hb low even after taking Orofer XT?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother's iron levels are low. Four months back too we had done her blood tests and got to know that her iron levels are low. She had Orofer XT for two months, but still they seem to be low. Also, she had a urinary infection a week back and took a course of antibiotics for that. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Her iron absorption seems to be less. Improvement with vitamin C supplements could be helpful. Iron absorption improves with vitamin C rich diet or citric acid rich fruits. She need to avoid diet factors which are ...  Read Full »

Why does my report show low hemoglobin levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old woman. I had hysterectomy 4 years back.  Now, I have no periods or blood loss of any measure. I am having balanced diet with plenty of meat and kale chips. Since 3 months, I have started taking raw food and prenatal vitamins because of cracks in mouth that would not h...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows:The low hemoglobin at present is not due to blood loss, it is nutritional. If you look at the iron studies, the iron levels are very low, indicating inadequate ir...  Read Full »

My transferrin saturation, and iron levels are low but hemoglobin is fine. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I have psoriasis for a long time for which I have been taking Methotrexate. Last week I got my iron studies and blood test done. My transferrin saturation, and total iron levels are low but hemoglobin is fine. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your transferrin saturation and iron level are mildly decreased, and your hemoglobin level is normal. So you do not have iron deficiency anemia, but it can be an early sign of iron deficiency. You need to investigate with serum ferritin level because that indicates i...  Read Full »

How can viatmin D level be increased in a woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old married woman with a kid, working. Recently, took a health check-up and found that my vitamin D levels are very low 5.24 ng/ml, vitamin B12 332 pg/ml. Every now and then I have stiffness in my neck and uneasiness in my knees. Can you please suggest me vitamin D suppl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your vitamin D and HDL are low, and iron levels are low normal. Rest all reports are fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, for vitamin D, you should have tablet Uprise D3 (or Calcitriol sachets) 60,000 units with milk once a week for eight weeks ...  Read Full »

How to shrink uterine fibroid naturally?

Query: Hi doctor, I have 6 x 7 x 8 cm myoma. It causes heavy and prolonged periods. How can I shrink my fibroid naturally? I do not want surgery. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Fatemeh Jadidi

Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Keyword: Uterine fibroid Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Animal foods are estrogenic so that a vegan diet can be followed. Avoid eating meat, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, sugar, hot sauces and spicy foods, fried and fatty foods, processed food to reduce inflammation. Try to take liver cleansing foods ...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and my Hb is 8.7. Should I receive blood to improve it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 weeks pregnant. This is my second pregnancy and I delivered my first child through C-section. I have low Hb content. As per my blood report done before a month, my Hb was 5.2 g/dL. After a couple of days, I was given two bottles of blood through an IV and started to have iron...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hemoglobin (Hb) less than 10 g/dL during pregnancy is unfavorable. Blood transfusion should be done when Hb levels are less than 7 g/dL, so you do not need a blood transfusion now. You have to check your Hb till it reaches at least 10. The rate of increase in Hb i...  Read Full »

Shall I take Zincofer to improve ferritin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female. My Hb level is 13, whereas my ferritin level is 14. What shall I do to improve my ferritin? Also, I feel fatigue, mood swings and hair fall. Please suggest me some supplements? I have been suggested with Zincofer. Will that tablet cause any side effect? Will my...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: It is still early stage of iron deficiency anemia. Hemoglobin is normal, however, ferritin is low. Yes, Zincofer can be taken. However, any Ferrous fumarate supplements or iron supplements can be taken. For better absorption...  Read Full »

Why is my platelet count high and Hb percentage low?

Query: Hello doctor, My platelet count is higher 5,01,000 and my Hb is 9.2 gm %. I am very sick. What is the reason and is there any big problem in future? My age is 33 years and I am a female.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not appear to be a matter of worry. You may have symptoms like easy fatigue, shortness of breath and palpitations, due to low hemoglobin. Do you have any symptoms other than what I mentioned above? Do you have a fever, weight loss, etc? Likely cause for the c...  Read Full »

What are the causes of my iron-deficiency anemia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50 year old male, who until recently was in relatively good health, other than idiopathic severe osteoporosis and depression. Over the past six months, I have become lethargic, out of breath after very simple tasks, and loss of memory. My primary doctor noticed that my hemoglobi...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: CT with contrast helps us in looking for any structural abnormalities. If there are any strictures (narrowed areas) or any masses (like carcinoma), then ba...  Read Full »

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