Re: Anemia During Peri-menopause
Yup, been there. I'm post-meno now, but back in the peri days, heavy periods + vegetarian = major anemia! So I had to take iron pills and almost all of them are very constipating. I had done some research and discovered another form called iron bisglycinate (commercially known as Gentle Iron - I know Solgar brand has one) and it was not only non-constipating, but almost seemed to loosen things up a bit. I also found a couple of articles that said it was actually a more absorbing type of iron. So that's something you might want to look into. Magnesium is another supplement that really helps constipation. If you are taking any calcium supplements, you must take magensium with it. At least in a 1:0.5 ratio, some people take it in a 1:1 ratio. And drink plenty and plenty of water. Even after you think you've had enough, drink another glass!
Hope that helps!