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iron deficiency

Post by davedaddy » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:03 am

Anyone know where you can buy iron supplement tablets and the " Lucky Iron Fish" in Phnom Penh. Thanks
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Re: iron deficiency

Post by chkwoot » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:27 am

Many pharmacies carry "Fumarate Ferreux" but will not understand when you ask for "iron supplements." Be careful! Can be toxic and deadly if misused! I recommend seeing a GOOD doctor first!
https://www.drugs.com/mtm/ferrous-fumarate.html

For 3-5 days, every 4 weeks, I give my wife 100 mg, per a western doctor's recommendation. In 2008, she had anemia, but I forget what dosage she took then.

I've never seen the iron fish for sale in PP, but I haven't really looked. If you find one, please post where and how much. Thanks!


Edit to add:

Definitely get blood tests for anemia AND all the hepatitis' first. Paramed Lab, on street 154, is good, imo. English speaking doctor(?) on staff who will try to sell you other tests that might or might not be needed. Do your homework first. They can email the results if you ask them.
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Re: iron deficiency

Post by finbar » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:27 am

I've never seen the iron fish for sale in PP
It seems common with a lot of these NGO "solutions", like insecticidal bed nets, slow sand water filters, etc.
Lots of smoke and light in the press, but no heat - you can't actually get them anywhere, unless an NGO happens to drop one on you.
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Re: iron deficiency

Post by Borum-Ex frm TOForum » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:42 am

What’s wrong with a decent piece of rebar in your soup?
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Re: iron deficiency

Post by bolueeleh » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:54 am

eat more nuts and green leafy veggies, also intake more vit C to increase absorption of iron, supplement is waste of money, body cant absorb so much supplement in one go anyway, gonna end up in ur poop or even worse in ur body then u hv to take another med for that, never ending cycle
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Re: iron deficiency

Post by beaker » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:48 am

cast iron pots and pans
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Re: iron deficiency

Post by that genius » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:34 pm

Borum-Ex frm TOForum wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:42 am
What’s wrong with a decent piece of rebar in your soup?
The iron-y.
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Re: iron deficiency

Post by Kuroneko » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:55 pm

beaker wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:48 am
cast iron pots and pans
Have you ever tried buying cast iron cookware here? It's about as prevalent as "hens teeth" :D
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Re: iron deficiency

Post by davedaddy » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:45 pm

Thanks so much everyone for your interest in my "iron post" I'm actually in Australia, but my friend is in PP, and we attempt to communicate via messenger .I had a look at her blood tests and Dr Google and I agreed, that her underlying condition is lack of iron and other common minerals. I don't speak any Khmer and her English is limited so it's a bit of a challenge to try and get her well . Thanks again
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Re: iron deficiency

Post by Kuroneko » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:52 pm

davedaddy wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Thanks so much everyone for your interest in my "iron post" I'm actually in Australia, but my friend is in PP, and we attempt to communicate via messenger .I had a look at her blood tests and Dr Google and I agreed, that her underlying condition is lack of iron and other common minerals. I don't speak any Khmer and her English is limited so it's a bit of a challenge to try and get her well . Thanks again
I would suggest a trip to Central Hospital on 154 street for a consultation, checkup and possible treatment, if you are at all worried. Its Khmer run with competent doctors and not expensive. I have used this regularly for about four years. Blood test results are usually within the hour, So with one consultation you get your results and treatment. Dr Meth Pheng is the "Gyneco-Obst" and trained in France. I took a girl there a while back for checkup and some tests and the bill was $30. Just something to think about if you are worried.

They don't expect you to buy medication at their pharmacy, it is much cheaper from an outside pharmacy. Pharmacie Phsar Tapang is good and close to Central, on the corner of 136 and 51 st.
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