In the first four to six months of life, full-term infants use hepatic stores of iron in addition to dietary iron in formula or breast milk; iron supplementation is not required in these children. Preterm infants do not have adequate hepatic iron stores and require larger amounts of iron for catch-up growth. These infants should receive supplemental iron. Starting at four to six months of age, infants require an additional source of iron. 39 One half cup of iron-fortified cereal contains 90 percent of the recommended daily intake of iron for a six-to 12-month-old infant. Lean meats, beans, iron-fortified whole grains, tofu, and spinach are other iron-rich options for infants who consume solid foods.
A medical approach that is not currently part of standard practice. Complementary medicine is used along with standard medicine. Alternative medicine is used in place of standard medicine. Example of CAM therapies are acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathic, and herbal medicines. There is no complementary or alternative therapy that effectively treats bone marrow failure. Some CAM therapies may even hinder the effectiveness of standard medical care. <strong>Patients should talk with their doctor if they are currently using or considering using a complementary or alternative therapy.</strong>
Q. What are the Symptoms of Anemia? Lately I've been feeling very tired. My friend suggested I might be anemic. What are the major symptoms of anemia? A. The symptoms of anemia vary according to the type of anemia, the underlying cause, and any underlying health problems. Anemia may be associated with other medical conditions such as hemorrhage, ulcers, menstrual problems or cancer -- and specific symptoms of those conditions may be noticed first.
The body also has a remarkable ability to compensate for early anemia. If your anemia is mild or developed over a long period of time, you may not notice any symptoms. Symptoms common to many types of anemia include the following:
Easy fatigue and loss of energy
Unusually rapid heart beat, particularly with exercise
Shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise
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