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Old 01-27-2011, 05:20 PM   #1
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Low iron stores concern

For the past three or four years I have been battling low iron numbers. In November of 2010 my levels were up enough that the doctor took me to only one iron pill a day(27mg). Last month I was put back to two a day because my numbers fell again and my iron stores are low. The thing I want to know is what are iron stores exactly and how do they and the anemia in general effect a menstral cycle. I can't remember the last "normal" for me cycle I've had and can't seem to find out any answers anywhere else. If someone knows anything that would be a real help. Thank you iron stores

 
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Re: Low iron stores concern

Iron stores are the bodys iron reserves held in the tissues for future use, as opposed to the iron in the blood being used right now - a bit like the difference between money in the bank and money in your wallet.

If I were you, I'd buy some 65mg iron tablets, and also some 500mg vitamin c tablets, and take one of each every morning (the vitamin c can substantialy increase the amount of iron the body adsorbs from a pill)
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