How Much Iron Does Women Need after Menopause?

Q:
How much iron does women need after menopause?

A:
Women in childbearing age need plenty of iron to replace the amounts of iron lost during menstruation. But after menopause, there will not be too much iron lost, so iron deficiencies appear rarely after menopause.

Women in childbearing age may need 18 milligrams of iron daily; After menopause, they may only need 8 milligrams of iron daily. Routine healthy diet can satisfy it.

If taking in too much iron after menopause, women would have a higher risk of developing iron overloading, thus leading to certain organ damages.

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