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How to replenish iron deficiency in the body with low hemoglobin? Should I prefer a pharmacy preparation or follow a special diet?

by RAJON CHANDRA MALLIK 8 months ago in body

A complete and balanced diet is the real prevention of iron deficiency. It allows you to "cover" the physiological need for this trace element, but does not eliminate its deficiency. With already developed anemia, diet is only an auxiliary component of treatment. You can't cope here without medicines.

How to replenish iron deficiency in the body with low hemoglobin? Should I prefer a pharmacy preparation or follow a special diet?
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How to replenish iron deficiency in the body with low hemoglobin? Should I prefer a pharmacy preparation or follow a special diet?

A complete and balanced diet is the real prevention of iron deficiency. It allows you to "cover" the physiological need for this trace element, but does not eliminate its deficiency. With already developed anemia, diet is only an auxiliary component of treatment. You can't cope here without medicines.

Where can I get the hardware?

Modern iron supplements are divided into several groups. The first group contains various iron salts. The drugs of the second group - Erratum (drinking solution in disposable bottles), Maltose, Maltose Fool, syrup and Forum Leek tablets - have been created recently. The iron in them is in a special complex.

The new drugs have several benefits. The fact is that preparations containing iron can cause side effects. The most common symptoms are nausea, abdominal pain, and stool disorders. These symptoms are much less common with newer drugs. Thus, the Erratum preparation of the Ital farrago company consists of an iron-protein complex. When this drug enters the acidic environment of the stomach, a protective protein shell is formed around the iron atoms, which excludes the irritating effect of iron and provides excellent tolerance of Erratum with high efficiency and safety. This is confirmed by numerous studies carried out in clinics in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

But the means of the previous generation have not lost their relevance. Most of them also have components that improve absorption and tolerance.

So, the composition of the drugs Tar difuran and Sorrier Durables includes vitamin C, which improves the absorption of iron. Sorrier Drupes is also notable for the fact that iron is released from the tablet very slowly. Therefore, the treatment is much easier to tolerate. The modern drug Antifebrin contains one of the essential amino acids for the body.

In Totem's preparation, iron absorption is improved by copper and manganese. The active substance of this drug is ferrous gluconate. This compound is less irritating to the stomach than others.

The peculiarity of the drug Ferreted is the combination of iron fumarate and folic acid, which stimulates the absorption of iron in the body and promotes its better absorption, and also prevents anomalies in the development of the neural tube of the fetus. Good tolerance of Ferretab is ensured by the slow release of active ingredients from microgranules in the small intestine, without irritating the stomach.

If anemia is combined with vitamin deficiency, then it is best to choose preparations containing both iron and vitamins. Such funds include, for example, Fenuls. The components of Fenuls are enclosed in small granules, which also improves the tolerability of the drug.

Iron is also found in many multivitamins. It contains, for example, the complexes "Virtue", "Multi-Tabs", "Emergo tonic Dope piglets". True, the composition of such complexes of iron contains not so much. Therefore, multivitamins with iron are often used for prevention rather than treatment of anemia.

Vitamin and mineral complexes "Pregnavit" and "Maternal" are produced especially for pregnant women. They already contain the daily rate of iron necessary for the expectant mother. But if the anemia in a pregnant woman is severe enough, then more effective remedies may be required, for example, Ferree, Ferlatum, Maltofer Fol.

Admission rules

Many women stop taking iron tablets if they feel nausea or stomach pains. But it's not right. The side effects of these remedies can be reduced.

  • Iron is better absorbed on an empty stomach. Therefore, if you do not feel any unpleasant symptoms, take iron tablets before meals.
  • If gastrointestinal upset occurs, use the tablets after meals.
  • If changing the time of taking the medication does not help, halve the dose taken. This is convenient if you are using iron in a syrup or solution. After a week and a half, gradually return to the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If side effects from the stomach or intestines persist, and you are taking the first generation pills, try using modern drugs Ferlatum, Maltofer or Ferrum Lek.
  • If none of the listed ways to reduce side effects have helped, consult your doctor. He may prescribe iron injections for you.
  • Exceeding the daily dose of iron increases the side effects. Therefore, if your doctor has prescribed iron tablets for you, do not take a multivitamin containing trace elements.

    The course of treatment with iron preparations is quite long. Usually they are recommended to be taken for at least two months. Treatment continues even after the hemoglobin level has returned to normal. In this case, the dose of the drug is usually halved. Such long-term treatment is necessary because the restoration of iron stores is slow.

    Be aware that food can make it difficult for the first generation of iron salts to be absorbed. The assimilation of iron from the new preparations Ferlatum, Maltofer and Ferrum lek does not depend on food intake. This is another significant advantage of these funds.

    Disrupt the absorption of iron from the intestine tetracyclines, chloramphenicol, calcium preparations, antacids. But if they are necessary, then try to take iron tablets and these funds at least three hours apart.

    Diet for anemia

    The absorption of iron from different foods is not the same. It is best absorbed from various types of meat - from 25 to 30%. The "champion" in iron content is beef - the most important food for anemic patients.

    It is a misconception that the best source of iron is the liver. The degree of its assimilation in comparison with meat is lower. Only 10-15% of iron is absorbed from eggs and fish in the body. For vegetables and fruits, this figure is only 3-5%. So a completely vegetarian diet is not able to meet the needs of women in this micronutrient.

    Recommendations to use fruit juices, apples, pomegranates, buckwheat instead of meat are unjustified. But if they are combined with meat food, iron is absorbed faster. Iron absorption is also increased by grapes, cherries, cherries, horseradish roots, parsley and dill.

    Dairy products, especially whole milk, slow down the absorption of iron. At risk of iron deficiency anemia, it is undesirable to consume soy products, semolina, nuts, wheat bran, and brown rice. The components of tea and coffee can reduce the absorption of iron. Therefore, it is better to replace them with juices and fruit drinks. The higher the content of ascorbic acid in the juice, the better.

    We offer you recipes for original dishes for dinner. The selected combination of plant and animal products will ensure maximum absorption of iron.

    Roast meat with cherries and wine

    Ingredients for 6 servings: 700 g lean veal in one piece, 1 cup frozen pitted cherries, 1/3 cup cherry syrup, 1/2 cup dry red wine, 1 cup broth, 2 tbsp. l. ghee, 1 tbsp. l. flour, 1/3 tsp. cinnamon, 2 crushed cardamom seeds, salt.

    Cooking. Wash the meat, lightly salt, make 25–35 holes with the sharp end of a knife and put 1–2 pitted cherries in each. Put the prepared meat in a deep frying pan, pour over melted butter, sprinkle with crushed cardamom and cinnamon. Place in a hot oven with medium heat. Bake until browned.

    Then remove the meat from the oven, pour over the melted butter again, sprinkle with flour, cover the pan with a lid and bake the meat until it starts to soften. Pour wine, cherry juice and broth into a frying pan, continue to bake until tender, pouring sauce over the meat from time to time.

    Before serving, cut the meat into thin slices and pour over the sauce in which it was baked.

    Dessert with apples and prunes

    Ingredients for 4 servings: 4 apples, 150 g pitted prunes, 3 teaspoons of honey, 1 tbsp. l. lemon juice.

    Cooking. Wash prunes, steam, finely chop. Peel the apples, grate, sprinkle with lemon juice. Mix with prunes and honey.

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    RAJON CHANDRA MALLIK

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