My teenage daughter has been anemic for some time now. She is taking iron pills and the doctor has checked her blood three times. The iron in her blood that is available for immediate use is rising but there is another type of iron that the body stores for later use and it is not rising. Has anyone heard of this? Her doctor says that he is not too concerned yet but he also doesn't know why this is happening. He is now beginning to do other tests.
Here is a link to iron-rich foods: www.soystache.com/iron
Be sure that she eats a vitamin C source with the iron, to increase the absorbtion of the iron. She should avoid dairy, as this can leach iron.
Answer by rkoloms at 9:15 PM on Jan. 20, 2010
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