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What can I do to manage my iron deficiency anemia?

It is important to follow the advice of your doctor in managing iron deficiency anemia. Increasing iron-rich foods in your diet can usually help manage anemia. Iron from meat sources is one of the best for your diet, although non-meat options such as beans; tofu; green, leafy vegetables and iron-fortified breads and cereals are also beneficial. Your doctor may also want to supplement your diet with iron pills; this should be done under his or her supervision, as too much iron can also be harmful. 

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