Iron-rich Foods

About "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.

Related Terms: Iron Supplement, Iron Defeciency Anemia, Folic Acid, Low Hemoglobin, Protein Rich Diet, Complete Blood Count, Vitamin C

Recently Answered Questions

Are my routine test reports normal?
Query: Hi doctor, I just had a routine checkup done. Please check the attached reports, and let me know if everything is fine.  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had seen your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your hemoglobin is slightly low, and it mostly seems to be iron-deficiency anemia. For that, no medication is needed. I suggest eating iron-rich foods like green leafy vegetables, dry fruits, beans,...  Read Full »
My son's ferritin is low, and he is an athlete. Should 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
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »
Is brownish discharge a sign of infertility?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I am not sexually active. I had my periods on the 15th of last month and on 29th I had spotting with some blood. After that, I am experiencing brown discharge. It has been three days now. Please help me.  Read Full »
Dr. Neha Singh Rathod
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to  If this is the first time you are facing this problem, then there is nothing to worry about. This could be because of stress, strain, anxiety, work pressure, change of place, a change in climate or low blood count. Just take rest, have healthy food and drink plenty of f...  Read Full »
From my scan report, can you tell me if I can conceive?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old and married for 4 years now. I am 5.2 and obese. This is my scan report. Can you please tell me if I can conceive this month? I previously had PCOS. Currently, I am using ayurveda medicines. I heard that delayed ovulation rupture does not cause pregnancy. Also, my hus...  Read Full »
Dr. Neha Singh Rathod
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since your husband has teratospermia (sperm with abnormal morphology), he will have to meet andrologist and get started with medications. For you, I suggest Folic acid sup...  Read Full »
Please suggest me some way to improve Hb 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
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »
Why am I having low hemoglobin and what should I do?
Query: Hello doctor,My hemoglobin is 6.2 and I feel very weak from inside my left chest. My reports are normal ECG, sugar, vitamin B12, X-ray, everything is normal. Why my blood is getting low and what should I do? I am a male aged 63 years.  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are having anemia and because of that weakness can be felt. You should get further investigated with peripheral smear examination, reticulocyte count, serum ferritin estimation, serum TIBC (total iron binding capacity) investigation, serum transferrin saturation ...  Read Full »
Does Abhayarishta medicine cause stool color to be dark brown?
Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I started taking Abhayarishta medicine. I was having pain in the anus. I consulted a doctor and they told that it is an infection. Now daily I take Abhayarishta medicine for better digestion. But the stool color is dark brown. Is it because of Abhayarishta or some other prob...  Read Full »
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Abhayaristam is a laxative and appetizer. It is good for your concern. It might be causing dark brown stool. But there are other causes too. Some kind of foods, and internal bleeding are also responsible for that. You can check it very easily. Just stop Abhayaristam...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »
Please give me suggestions after seeing my blood profile reports.
Query: Hello doctor, Today I checked my blood profile. I have attached my blood report. Please give me suggestions.  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are no major abnormalities as such. However, I have noticed the following derangements. Firstly, your Hb is borderline, and MCV and MCH are low which is suggestive of iron defici...  Read Full »
My Hb is around 12. Should I seek bone marrow aspiration?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old man without major systemic diseases before. I am actually a medical student now. During the general examination this year, I noticed my Hb level around 12 to 13 g/dL. Follow up data in the following months showed 12.7 --> 12.8 --> 12.4 --> 12.6. Normocytic ...  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are a medical student, so obviously you are very much alert about health. I have reviewed your query and here is my advise. Your CBC (complete blood count) report is not showing any abnormality except borderline hemoglobin level. You are right in that the male h...  Read Full »


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