April 19, 2012

Iron Deficiency

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:46 am by PCOSLady

Iron Deficiency
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PCOS Lady
I know for a fact many women lack iron! Felt i should post the symptoms for you…
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Pat Elliott, ND
http://www.elliotthealthcare.com/iron_deficiency.htm
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Symptoms:
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~ anemia – anemia means a reduced number of red blood cells in the blood and is revealed on screening blood work as a reduced number of red blood cells (reduced RBC count and/or reduced hematocrit) In this type of anemia, the red blood cells are often microcytic (meaning the cells are smaller, which shows on bloodwork as a reduced “MCV”) and/or hypo chromic (meaning the cells have low hemoglobin content per cell, which shows on bloodwork as a low “MCHC” or “MCH”) Often the MCV and MCH/MCHC values begin to fall before the actual anemia begins to develop; these changes represent the body’s final attempts to continue producing red blood cells without an adequate supply of iron.
~ fatigue
~ poor physical endurance
~ excessive sleepiness
~ pale skin of face or hands, pale or bluish fingernails, pale inner eyelids
~ sore, inflamed tongue
~ lightheadedness or dizziness
~ feeling cold, easily chilled
~ irritability
~ depression, unhappiness or withdrawal
~ poor concentration and/or attention span
~ nervousness or fearfulness
~ poor coordination
~ itching, localized or generalized
~ shortness of breath
~ heavy menstrual flow
~ menstrual cramps
~ racing heart or heart skipping beats
~ poor appetite
~ poor nails: brittle, thin, flattened, ridged, or spoon-shaped
~ hair loss
~ frequent infections
~ desire to chew ice, sunflower seeds, raw noodles etc. or to eat inedible substances such as paint, dirt, or paper
~ inadequate response to thyroid hormone therapy
~ whites of eyes can have a blue hue
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Foods:
All meats (especially liver), eggs, clams, oysters, shrimp, dark green leafy vegetables, lima beans, navy beans, soy beans, kidney beans, split peas, green peas, dried peaches and apricots, raisins, potato, the cabbage/broccoli/cauliflower family of vegetables, nuts including peanuts, and blackstrap molasses.
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SITES:
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www.helpmythyroid.com
~ Dr Flechas’ site … Help My Thyroid …
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http://www.carbwire.com/2009/08/29/dr-jorge-flechas-says-iodine-deficiency-behind-many-of-todays-health-complications
~ Dr. Jorge Flechas Says Iodine Deficiency Behind Many Of Today’s Health Complications
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Google:

iron deficiency
iron food sources
iodine
iodine deficiency
Dr Flechas

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