Iron deficiency symptoms:
- Feeling fatigued
- Feeling cold because hemoglobin can't reach your body extremities
- Skin looks more pale than usual
- Not focused
- Substantial hair loss and brittle nails
Read more here. (Dr. Oz, www.doctoroz.com)
FUNCTIONS AND BENEFITS OF IRON
Iron has three main functions in the body:
- Assistance in transporting and storing oxygen
- Assistance in energy production and cell respiration
- Boosting the immune system by helping produce white blood cells to fight bacteria
Iron requirements go up significantly when you're pregnant. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by about 50 percent. And pregnant women require greater amounts of it, in order to meet the needs of the baby and placenta — and the mother herself! A lot of blood is lost during delivery which makes it important to take even more iron during the second and third trimesters!
During a woman's years of menstruation, iron needs are a special nutritional concern. On an average, women lose about ¼ cup of blood at each menstruation cycle; women with heavier flow may lose even more! Since iron travels through the blood, some of it is lost during menstrual period.
SOURCES OF IRON
- Red meats
- Bran cereals
- Kidney beans
Pregnant women are more likely to be recommended to increase the amount of iron nutrition they're taking, with an iron supplement to maximize the body's absorption of this mineral. ONLY 15% of the iron we consume is absorbed by our bodies. If you consume 15mg of iron per day, your body is actually only absorbing about 2.25 mg of iron.
ANEMIA IN KIDNEY DISEASE
Anemia is common in people with kidney disease. Healthy kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin, or EPO, which stimulates the bone marrow to produce the proper number of red blood cells needed to carry oxygen to vital organs. Diseased kidneys often don't make enough EPO. As a result, the bone marrow makes fewer red blood cells.
Ask your physician to prescribe TRIFEREXX or EZFER, although you do not need a prescription for it.
Some drug plans do cover oral iron supplements, so contact your insurance company and enquire about coverage.
TRIFERREX 150 & EZFER 150/250 are available in 100 and 30 capsule bottles.
They do not contain any animal by-products, lactose or gluten in their formulations.
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