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Iron Supplements Beneficial to Many Patients: Doctor

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A simple supplement of ferrous sulfate, or iron, can help those who
suffer a deficiency due to diet and other causes, a US-based doctor
said Thursday.
Iron supplements can held women with lengthy menstruation, or who
have just delivered a baby, said Taing Tek Hong, a Florida physician,
as a guest on “Hello VOA” Thursday.
The supplements can help young children and adolescents with rapid growth, or people with colitis or Chron’s disease, he said.
They can also help chronic users of pain relievers like aspirin,
Advil, Motrin, and Aleve, as well as endurance sport athletes, frequent
blood donors, or those with parasitic infections like hookworm or
malaria.
Iron deficiencies in these and other groups can be treated with
ferrous sulfate, 324 milligrams once or twice per day. Common side
effects include constipation; although they can also cause diarrhea.
Supplements can be taken with stool softeners, he said.
VOA Khmer
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