Elderly

In a woman’s golden years, blood loss and poor absorption are the most common causes of iron deficiency.

Use of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and aspirin over many years can damage the gastrointestinal tract and cause bleeding. Also, not producing enough stomach acid can interfere with iron absorption. Women in their golden years may also experience decreased appetite and consume a nutrient-poor diet that doesn’t contain enough iron, further increasing their risk of developing iron deficiency.

Finally, medications and chronic conditions (which are more common during this stage of life) can also increase the risk.

THINK YOU MIGHT BE IRON DEFICIENT?
TRACK YOUR SYMPTOMS

I have been taking FeraMAX® for 6 months. In the first three months, my iron levels rose from 15 to 18. In the second three months, they rose from 18 to 22. My doctor wants me to keep taking it until my levels are in the 30’s, which at this rate will probably be another year! The negative side is the slow increase and the cost (it is almost $20 for a 30-day supply). The positive side is that I get absolutely no gastric problems from this stuff. I have tried all kinds of iron supplements and stopped taking them because of severe constipation and stomach pains. But FeraMAX® causes me absolutely no problems.*

D.T