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1636196 tn?1337801300

low on iron

doc's is telling me to take x amount iron/ vit-c ,am I wrong in thinking But Iron blocks vit - c ?
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Crigger is correct in that Vit C binds to the Iron to help absorption.  I would be very careful in taking Iron because if your levels get too high it could really hinder your tx.  Like OH my iron levels were really high which has delayed my tx.  I would really talk to my Hepa Dr and do some research online.  I would not recommend to anyone to take iron supplements before or during tx.  JMHO

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Jules
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Vit c helps absorption of iron. My doc told me that he did not recommend taking iron. He said it really would not help with low hgb while on treatment
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I was told same not to take any vit or nothing else
163305 tn?1333668571
Is your doctor a hepatoloist ?
My hepatologist told me too much iron can cause cirrhosis however I had high iron levels, the reverse of your situation.
1636196 tn?1337801300
that was what was happening a few years back. To high iron we even tested are water well to see if was the cause to much iron. Yes ! I he is a hepatoloist, he is on staff at S.F. liver center plus i still am working with me G I doc. the Hepatoloist is to help with the next tx which will be all three of them drugs. I am kinda in lumb bow. until i see me new phsys doc we have to deal with the depression frist.Yeah! it threw me i also was told the same.
1636196 tn?1337801300
I all ways thought that vit-c block iron. so i am taking vit - iron so I say to me self now what this is meanless lets get on we tx , in fact i can not wait to start. i would really like to get going on with the fun and funny things one has, are dose in a state of interron- riba. what ? dose really got to do with tx.
1636196 tn?1337801300
you are very correct i am not taking it until i feel that what the doc is saying is right in what he telling me
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