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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Kindly review my report and help me know the required dosage of tablet Thyronorm for my hypothyroidism.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 31-year-old female. I have hypothyroidism, and I have been using Thyronorm 50 mcg for one year. I have attached my latest reports. My question is can I continue the same dosage? Also, please recommend necessary supplements and food suggestions regarding the vitamin results in the re...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the report which you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Both total and free T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine) values are within the range. TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is mildly elevated from the uppe...  Read Full »

Why does my 19-month-old son's heart race while sleeping?

Query: Hi doctor, My 19-month-old son had blood work done. His alkaline phosphatase level was over 4000 IU/L. What does that mean? He barely breathes while sleeping with his heart racing. He also has decreased appetite, always touches the lower back of his head, and remains uncoordinated.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Parmar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got your concern. As blood pressure remains high with abnormal values in the report, it may indicate kidney problems with possible vitamin D deficiency. I need more history and workup for comments. Kindly connect online for more concerns. Thank you.  Read Full »

I feel tired in the evenings. Do I need any supplements?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel very tired in the evenings. So, I got a medical checkup done, and I need to understand if everything is fine. Do I need to take any supplements? If yes, kindly tell me the names of the medicines. I am attaching my reports, and I am currently taking tablet Losar H and Stamlo for hy...  Read Full »


Dr. Medhun Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history, general condition, and your investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will need few additional information like, since when do you have your symptoms? When did you start taking the hypertension medicines?...  Read Full »

My son's ferritin level is low. Can he take iron supplements?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 16 year old son, he runs at the varsity level, for his high school, cross country, and track team. He is a distance runner. He recently had some blood tests done. His hemoglobin was 14.8 g/dL, hematocrit was 44.5 %, and ferritin was 23 ng/mL. I have been told by the team do...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will second your pediatrician and reassure you that, iron is for hemoglobin synthesis, and as the amount of hemoglobin is fine and he is actively taking part in long-distance sports I will not supplement iron. If you are being pressurized then the best alternative is...  Read Full »

How can we prevent post-COVID thrombotic complications?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old male, and I was tested COVID positive before 49 days. After that, I took medicines as per the advice from the doctor. I had a fever till the day before I got my test results and did not have a fever after that. The saturated oxygen level was also fine. Presently I am n...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern, especially considering the new complications like black or white fungus developing in COVID patients. As mentioned above in the query, your COVID was mild as you did not require any oxygen and was man...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some ways to improve hemoglobin level.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 years old married female. My height is 156 cm and weight is 55 kg. I am neither pregnant nor a mother. Before 20 days, my BP was too low, 90/50 mmHg and I felt weakness and breathlessness. I have gone through blood tests and my hemoglobin was found to be 7.8 g/dL. I have attach...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. The reports posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows mainly iron deficiency and vitamin D deficiency. Iron deficiency is commonly seen in menstruating females because of blood loss. Hence, the nutritional nee...  Read Full »

How to cure anemia fast?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 58 years old. I am anemic. Last time, I went to the hospital and had six units of blood. After getting some blood, I felt fine. But now, I am weak again. What can I do for a quick fix for this problem? They found no internal bleeding. I cannot do this anymore, and I have no energ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna Koya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a common problem. Do not worry. You did not mention whether you are taking iron supplements. If not, please start taking them so that you can improve your hemoglobin. Also, do regular Hb checkups after taking the supplement to rule out any problem in iron absor...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding heavily, six weeks after delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently (almost) 6 weeks postpartum. I had sex at 4 weeks of postpartum and I got the Nexplanon inserted a couple of days before that. My doctor checked to see whether my uterus was still up high and it was not. Also, I did not have any tearing during birth. My bleeding stopped at ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally and get a pelvic scan done to rule out the exact cause. Post delivery your body is tender and in a state of recovery. It is not yet ready to take so much stress and strain. Usually, this could be due to the Nexplano...  Read Full »

What causes an iron deficiency or over absorption?

Query: Hi doctor, My TIBC 508, transferrin 363, transferrin saturation 17%, iron 85 and total LDH 109. Do these values indicate iron deficiency or over absorption? I am on regular Synthyroid, Singulair, Prilosec, Vitamin C and oral contraceptive. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: It appears to be an early iron deficiency. Serum ferritin would have been more helpful in gauging the iron stores. Interaction between vitamin C and oral ...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a treatment plan based on my blood smear report?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood smear result showed RBC - microcytic normochromic with anisocytosis and poikilocytosis, WBC - normal with neutrophilic predominance. What treatment should I get?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: At this age, microcytic hypochromic anemia is often due to iron deficiency. Neutrophils could be increased due to stress or mild infection. There is nothing to worry, it is probably resolved and reducing as you have no fever....  Read Full »

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