I am anemic and need to take iron. But it makes me constipated. Will a fiber supplement help the constipation caused by iron?

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I am anemic and need to take iron. But it makes me constipated. Will a fiber supplement help the constipation caused by iron?

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I am anemic and need to take iron. But it makes me constipated. Will a fiber supplement help the constipation caused by iron?
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Iron is hard on the digestive tract. Constipation is common. Also it can cause nausea, gas and bloating. If you are taking more than one iron pill per day, I suggest backing down to just one per day for a while.
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