Iron Level

Hi everyone, my iron level is still low dispite me eating 2 iron pills per day for about 5months. Iron level don't seems to increase. Any other ways to help to increase iron level?

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How much of an increase do you want to see? Do you have an underlying blood condition like anemia or thalassemia? What does your gynae recommend? Eating more iron doesnt mean your body can absorb the full amount.

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7mo ago

I have thalassemia, a blood condition. My red blood cell count was only 10.2. But I cannot take a lot of iron because my body cannot absorb. I have been on iron since week 13 till before I gave birth and my red blood count only increased by 1.

Eat beef and it's helps

Super Mum

Eat more red meat

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eat chicken or pork liver

Eat more red meat and liver to increase iron level.

Super Mum

Consume brewed red date water and pork/chicken liver to boost up iron level.

7mo ago

Can eat liver during pregnancy?

Eat more dark leafy veggies such as spinach

7mo ago

Yap will do that.

Redbean. I always like to drink redbean water not soup without sugar before pregnant Even my gynae shock abt my high level of iron

Vitamin C helps with iron absorption. You could try eating some fruits I.e. oranges with foods high in iron.

7mo ago

Most welcome! :) All the best!

Super Mum

Liver, red meat, spinach