What Is The Problem
good night doc, I am 16 years old I want to ask, I have not had one month yet, when there was no school holidays because of corona, the school asked me to take blood-boosting tablets to prevent it. so, I have entered 2 times to take the tablet medicine doc, is there any connection with the blood booster tablet doc? I was very worried ..
Thank you for the question.
The blood booster medication you mean is a tablet containing iron which is usually consumed to treat anemia due to iron deficiency. Iron can 'increase' blood in the sense of the word increase hemoglobin, or oxygen-binding protein in red blood cells, which protein is strongly influenced by iron levels in the blood. Some people complain about changes in menstruation after taking this drug, but until now there has been no large study that studies or finds a close relationship between iron consumption with menstrual changes.
As for menstrual changes, both from the amount of blood that comes out, menstruation coming / not, duration of menstruation, is influenced by many factors and not only related to a factor such as the use of iron. These factors include hormonal imbalance, bad lifestyle, stress, or the presence of underlying medical conditions such as structural disorders in the female reproductive organs (polyps, myomas, tumors, and disorders of the uterine lining or endometrium). Therefore, you don't need to worry or worry, and the first step to dealing with this is lifestyle improvements, such as:
Sufficient nutrition and 2-3 liters of fluids per day. Reducing foods that can cause inflammation in the body, such as fried foods, etc.
Maintain cleanliness of the female organs properly.
Reducing weight or achieving ideal body weight.
Manage stress well.
Routine exercise 3-5x per week.
Inadequate sleep needs 7-9 hours per day.
If there is no indication of iron deficiency anemia (which is characterized by weakness, fatigue, weakness, and pale face and palms), there is no problem if you stop consuming iron, because basically you can get iron from food that you get daily day, such as red meat, liver, eggs, sardines, beans, cereals, and vegetables such as spinach leaves.
Hopefully this information can help.