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12/10/2021

Home Pulse Oximeters for anemia?

We recently reported that use of inexpensive home pulse oximeters may reduce the risk of death in people with COVID. But are they useful for other conditions, such as anemia? A member recently asked us about this. Find out in our updated answer the the question: Which is the best pulse oximeter for home use? which includes our Top Picks among home pulse oximeters.
5/22/2021

Fibromyalgia Risk With Iron Deficiency Anemia?

A recent study suggests a link between iron deficiency anemia and fibromyalgia, particularly in women. Get the details in the What It Does section of our Iron Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among iron supplements.
7/15/2012

Feeling fatigued? Iron may help

It's well known that fatigue can result from iron-deficiency anemia, but new research shows that some women who are not anemic can also benefit from iron. Women ages 18 to 53 with unexplained fatigue given iron experienced a nearly 50% reduction in fatigue in a recently published study. Get details about the treatment (including the dosage, duration, and type of iron supplement used) in the update to the Iron Supplements Review, which includes our tests of iron supplements similar to that used in this study. More >>
6/14/2017

Best Iron?

Contrary to expectations, a study which compared the effectiveness of two forms of iron in treating anemia in young children found ferrous sulfate to be more effective than a newer form of iron. For details about this, the different forms of iron, how to take iron, and our tests and comparisons of brands of iron supplements, see the Iron Supplements Review >>
11/26/2017

Signs of B12 Deficiency

B12 deficiency is not uncommon, most often affecting older people. Symptoms include anemia, fatigue, tingling in the arms and legs and loss of balance -- but a recent case report highlights a lesser-known sign of B12 deficiency. Find out more, plus how much B12 you should get in the "B12" section of the B Vitamins Review >> (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin B12 and other B vitamins.)
11/30/2021

Caution With Vitamin Supplements

A woman who, for years, had taken a popular vision supplement developed anemia and low white blood cell and platelet counts. What was the connection? Find out in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Vision Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among vision supplements.

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