Our expert says:
Did you discuss this low iron level with your dr? It may be necessary to do some tests to determine why your iron levels are so low and to use treatments like iron injections to boost your iron reserves, so do talk to him/her. Foods that are rich in iron include: liver, red meat, poultry, fish, egg yolk, dried fruit and iron-fortified cereals. I would first try to get the iron deficiency sorted out before you go on a fat-free or low-fat diet. If this should be necessary then click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'Slimming Diet' for an example of a low-fat, high-fibre diet which you can use as an example. If you don't need to lose any weight, then you may use larger portions of the permitted foods. Your craving for cheese could be an indication of a mineral or even a protein deficiency. It may be a good idea to have your calcium and magnesium levels checked. If they should be low, then take a calcium supplement like Calcium Sandoz and a magnesium supplement like Magnesite for 2-3 months.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.