Do Iron Pills help with Fertility?

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Recent studies have shown that women who take around 41 milligrams of iron have a lower risk of ovulatory infertility. This is the condition when women are not able to develop healthy eggs. However, it is typically not necessary to take additional iron over the top of the prenatal or multi vitamin that you are already taking.

Since it is possible to take too much iron, you should check with your doctor before you begin taking anything extra in regards to iron. There are some symptoms that you can watch for that may be an indicator that you have a low amount of iron in your system, however. Some of these symptoms can be tiredness, shortness of breath, and headaches.

Alternative homöopathische Medizin mit GlobuliMany of the prenatal vitamins that you can find already include about 40 mg of iron, but there are ways to add it to your diet as well. Eating foods that are high in fiber like fortified breakfast cereals, eggs, red meat and beans can also be helpful.

Keep in mind that too much iron can make you become constipate, so it is a good idea to consume something that will help with this issue. You should also discuss your iron levels with your doctor in order to determine what they proper amount that you should be taking is.

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I bought into the hype and broke down and tried this product. After all, how can you resist something that claims that the fat is literally taken out of some of the food that you eat! I must say, though, pay attention to the directions on the package. I used it for a few days with none of the negative effects that many people experience. But during those times I ate fairly healthy meals and nothing too fatty. Then I went out with friends and didn't think about the fact I had taken these pills. I ate chicken wings, blue cheese and french fries. And spent most of the night and a good portion of the next day with several occasions of racing to the bathroom because of digestive issues. I suppose it shows that it does remove "stuff" from your diet because I sometimes have issues going at all and with using this product I went several times a day. But is it worth the risk? Besides, I have no idea if taking the pill was making a difference in my weight loss or if I was having success because I was being more careful in my food choices leading to lower calorie intake.

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Dr. Karen Leham, MD

Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.