May 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm #30034
I know that we have discussed iron infusions and several of you required these, like me. Iron deficiency anemia is common among many with PH.
This article discusses iron replacement therapy does not impact the severity of PH.
Give it a read and let me know what you think. Do you require iron infusion therapy? If so, do you think it helps your PH symptoms or severity?
May 11, 2021 at 9:43 am #30040Md. Abul Kalam AzadParticipant
What are the food suppliments for iron deficiency? What are the symptoms of iron deficiency? What is the iron therapy? The answer of the questions are required to improve the health condition. If someone know plz. answer.
May 11, 2021 at 11:37 am #30041Susi SteppinsParticipant
Good morning @azad.
Here is a link to an article about iron rich foods.
Make sure you always talk with your doctor before changing anything about your diet or trying to treat something yourself.
Symptoms of iron deficiency include
Shortness of breath
Strange cravings to eat items that are not food, such as dirt, ice, or clay
A tingling or crawling feeling in the legs
Tongue swelling or soreness
Cold hands and feet
Fast or irregular heartbeat
These are not all of the symptoms, just the most common and a lot of these symptoms could be from something else other than iron deficiency.
If your son is exhibiting these symptoms he really should be seeing a doctor soon.
I hope you find the answers and the help that you need.
May 11, 2021 at 12:49 pm #30045
Wow, @s-steppins, what great resources you offer to @azad. My hematologist/oncologist tells me when I start craving ice; my numbers are too low. I was eating Sonic ice for years before I started receiving iron infusions.
Susi offers another important point, don’t change anything until you check with your son’s doctor. They can do blood work to check his iron levels if he exhibits any of the symptoms.
Some do OK with oral iron replacement pills. But some, like me, require iron infusions at least every 6 months. Some require it more frequently.
I hope that you will be prepared to ask the docs if needed between the information that Susi shared and my additions.
@s-steppins, do you require iron pills or infusions?
May 12, 2021 at 9:46 am #30062Susi SteppinsParticipant
Hi @jenc, not right now.
I do have a problem with bleeding too much though and am always on the watch for it.
The meds I take make my gums and nose bleed a lot.
I hope that in the future this will be more controlled.
I am still fairly new to this journey and my doctor and I are still trying to figure it all out.
May 12, 2021 at 10:18 am #30066
Oh @s-steppins, I am sorry to hear about your bleeding. Are you on blood thinners, or is this related to your PH meds? Which PH treatments are you on again? My apologies as I have CRS and forget some details, LOL
We are here to support you along this newer journey. Let us know how we can best help you.
Your contributions hee have been valuable. Thank you.
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