I've had a few changes in my health in the last month or so. I went to the doctor last week because I have been experiencing mood changes that have been affecting my work. I thought I was just getting burned out and had a vacation in May. When I got back from my vacation it just all started up again and worse. I'm pretty laid back, I go with the flow and think logically about things before I react. At work I'm overreactting and getting emotional. I felt like I was going crazy. I'm also tired all the time sleeping in excess of 12 hours on my days of work. My doctor suggested I take Vitamin D. I also had a blood test done. The vitamin D has made a difference. I feel more like myself. Today I got a call from the doctors office and they said I have mild anemia and I should take 325 mg of Ferrous Sulfate 3 times a day. That was the end of the conversation. I'm concerned. I'm reading information on anemia and taking iron supplements and everything states I shouldn't be on it for too long and it's not good to get too much iron. They never stated anything about diet or as to why they thought I was anemic. Can I just treat mild anemia with diet or am I risking more serious health risks?
hi leighanne there are lots of nonmeat iron sources for your anemia prob like beans, peas, wholesgrain breads, spinach raisins & nuts. I suggest to eat foods rich in vit C at the same time as these foods helps your body better absorb iron. I read in one book that there is other nutrients that you needed, for example B12,. This vitamin is found almost exclusively in animal products and is needed to produce red blood cells and prevent anemia.Fortified breakfast cereals and soy products can help meet the daily need for B12...( i don't know what are the nonmeat sources for Vit. B12).
hope you understand my english.thanks.
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