A component of a blood test that is done at Women's Wellness Place is called a hematocrit and hemoglobin. The results of this test show if you have ANEMIA. The most common type of anemia is IRON-DEFICIENCY ANEMIA.
Most of our body's iron is contained in our blood. Iron-deficiency occurs whenever sufficient iron is lost from the body. This can happen easily in women due to monthly blood loss during the menstrual period and is the most common cause of iron-deficiency anemia in women.
Iron is needed to form hemoglobin which carries oxygen from the lungs to the body cells.
Common symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia are tiredness and fatigue.
You can replace this iron with iron rich foods and/or iron pills. We will talk with you individually about the best way to handle your anemia.
Listed below are foods that are rich in iron:
*almonds *kidney beans pork
*barley lamb potatoes
*beef *lentils prunes
beet greens lettuce *prune juice
black beans *lima beans *raisins
broccoli liver sesame seeds
brussel sprouts molasses *soybeans
chicken *mung beans spinach
*chick peas *oats *sunflower seeds
clams peanuts turkey
*dried dates pinto beans walnuts
endive plums watermelon
* Those foods which contain an especially high iron content.
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