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Health Tip: Symptoms of Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Posted 7 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- You need iron to make hemoglobin, the part of each red blood cell that carries oxygen throughout the body. More women than men are iron-deficient, which is common during pregnancy. You have iron-deficiency anemia when your body does not make enough healthy red blood cells or the blood cells do not work properly. This can happen when you do not have enough iron in your body. Women who are ...

Prenatal Multivitamins Linked to Lower Autism Risk

Posted 5 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 – Taking a multivitamin during pregnancy may reduce a child's risk of developing autism, a new study suggests. Analyzing more than a quarter-million mother-child pairs in Sweden, researchers found a link – but not cause and effect proof – between multivitamin use and risk of the neurological disorder. "Multivitamin use with or without added iron or folic acid was ...

Iron Pills No Help for Certain Type of Heart Failure

Posted 16 May 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 – High-dose iron pills don't improve the exercise capacity of iron-deficient patients with a certain type of heart failure, a new study finds. Iron deficiency affects about half of heart failure patients with what's called reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF). This refers to how well the heart's left ventricle pumps with each contraction. This iron shortage is ...

Know Your Heart's Numbers

Posted 7 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 – More than two-thirds of Americans fret about heart disease, but few know the specific information that can help them boost their heart health, a new survey finds. "Studies have suggested the majority of coronary artery disease events can be prevented by addressing treatable risk factors," said Dr. Steve Nissen, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. ...

Health Tip: Make Sure You Get Enough Iron

Posted 2 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Iron is an essential mineral that helps your body process proteins and produce red blood cells. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says: Iron is crucial for a healthy immune system and brain development. It's found in fish, chicken and lean meats, leafy greens, fruit, legumes and iron-fortified foods. Signs of iron deficiency include: frequent illness, unexplained fatigue, headaches, ...

Health Tip: Get the Nutrients You Need

Posted 16 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Getting all of the dietary nutrients your body needs is critically important, especially if your diet is vegan or vegetarian. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends: Get plenty of calcium through dairy products, plant-based milks fortified with calcium (such as almond or soy), almonds, almond butter, leafy green vegetables, broccoli, beans and fortified foods. Get enough iron ...

Health Tip: Get Enough Dietary Iron

Posted 14 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Iron is an essential nutrient in a healthy diet. Here are some good sources, courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Lean cuts of pork, beef, chicken, turkey and fish. Pinto and kidney beans, soybeans and lentils. Breakfast cereals fortified with iron. Rice enriched with iron. Spinach and other vegetables that are dark green and leafy. Iron-enriched breads that contain whole ...

Health Tip: Managing Anemia With Iron

Posted 18 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Iron deficiency is a common cause of anemia, the lack of a protein called hemoglobin that's needed to carry oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. If your doctor prescribes an iron supplement, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Always take the supplement with something to eat. Increase your dose gradually to your doctor's prescribed amount. If you become constipated, ...

Health Tip: Eating Iron-Rich Foods

Posted 9 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Iron is a mineral essential for healthy red blood cells. If you don't get enough from a balanced diet, your health can suffer. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises eating these iron-rich foods: Animal-based proteins, including lean beef and pork. Chicken, turkey and fish also are good choices. Leafy, dark green vegetables, such as spinach. Soybeans, lentils, kidney, pinto and other ...

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