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Old 10-10-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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iron supplements to raise my blood pressure

At my appraisal yesterday I found out I have low blood pressure, i then later found out it was very low. I drink probaly 2 glasses (250ml) of water a day.. i just dont get thirsty! Im told that iron can increase energy levels...? increase blood pressure? any other ways to increase besides drowning myself? ty!

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Old 10-11-2007, 07:49 AM   #2
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Re: iron supplements to raise my blood pressure

Have you had any blood tests done? Honestly, I wouldn't suggest taking random iron supplements unless you need them. Excess iron can cause as many problems. Do you drink beverages other than water during the day? They count too.

If you haven't had any blood tests, then I suggest getting a CBC, iron panel (ferritin, serum iron, IBC, and iron saturation), and a full nutritional panel (vits/mins) done. Low blood pressure can also indicate a thyroid or an adrenal problem, so it would probably be good to talk to your dr about this.

Good luck and please keep us posted.

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