Warnings about Anemia

Women with uterine fibroids should be aware of the very serious implications of anemia and need to watch out for signs of this potential killer.  Anemia for women with fibroids begins with heavy cycles.  The earliest sign of anemia is often fatigue.  Feeling cold and nauseated are signs that anemia is progressing to a level that requires some form of treatment or at least regular monitoring.

What are the treatments for uterine fibroids?

Health care providers consider a number of things when recommending treatment for fibroids, including:

Does the woman have symptoms of uterine fibroids?

Does she want to become pregnant?

How large are the fibroids?

What is the woman’s age?

Uterine Fibroids

If you have uterine fibroids, but show no symptoms or problems, you may not need any treatment. Your health care provider will check the fibroids at your routine gynecological exam to see if they have grown.

Choosing an Iron Supplement

When choosing an iron supplement, always read the label to determine just how much elemental iron is provided and whether there are any other additives, like vitamins and herbs, in the supplement.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"13","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","style":"width: 207px; height: 140px; float: left;","typeof":"foaf:Image"}}]]  Anemic women may require three to four tablets of 65 mg elemental iron, depending on a doctor's or pharmacist's recommendation.  Other additives in the supplement can create nausea or cause other side effects when taken at


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