symptoms of iron deficiency, iron suppl, iron poision

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April 23, 2007 Trace Minerals Continued Symptoms of Iron Deficiency - Anemia, Microcytic, Hypochromic (small, lack of color) - Fatique, weakness, headaches Prevalence of Iron Deficiency -Most common Deficiency worldwide ( 15 % of world pop) - US - Incidence decreased bc of iron supplementation -fortification of foods helps to decrease -and oral contraception decreases loss of iron for blood flow -- Vulnerable populations adolescent girls (and any adolescents growing), Pregnant women, and young children (toddlers), increased iron def. in Blacks and Hispanic populations when compared to whites. Iron Supplementaion ( used when iron deficient) - Supplementation o Iron Deficiencey o Decreased needs (pregnant women, vegans, growing adolescents) o Method of supplementaions (iron between meals or betimewrith lots of fluids bc they are constipating. Iron Poisoning - Massive dose - Symptoms - 2 nd most common cause of accidental poisoning in children (putting supplements in gummi bears – Lydia thinks not a good idea - Symptoms—vomiting, diarrhea, rapid heart rate, respiratory shock (can kill you in
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course NTR 311 taught by Professor Lydiasteinman during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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