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    Default Iron deficiency increases as red meat consumption declines

    Iron infusions in hospital aren't pleasant either.

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    Interesting. Thanks RM.
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    That does not surprise me at all. I was a hair's breadth from an iron infusion in 2015, despite being a meat eater. I am very grateful that iron supplements did the trick quickly, while I worked on increasing my red meat intake.

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    Thanks for that RM. I've wondered about myself sometimes,as I don't eat a lot of red meat.
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    Those symptoms are pretty vague as well. Could be a number of things. Probably not the first cause most people would think of.

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    The only sure fire diagnosis is a blood test and most GPs wouldn't think of doing that for these vague symptoms.
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    I was really lucky, as I went to the doctor and said, I don't know what's the matter with me, just a lot of not quite right. She did a full blood work up. However, I had been on lansoprazole so I think she suspected ulcers. Anaemia had not occurred to me. I was thinking more of menopause. She is Chinese, and once it was established that my iron was low, she said, you eat meat don't you, not a silly vegetarian. I love her - she's very forthright!

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    Sounds like a very sensible doctor to me. Hold on to her!
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