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can low iron cause shortness of breath

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: I would also suggest a full metabolic profile to rule out iron deficiency, folic acid deficiency, and thyroid function, just for starters. Stress, ten ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Iron deficiency causes anemia or low red blood cell counts. Red blood cells carry oxygen so lower numbers can result in shortness of breath.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Indirectly...: If the iron deficiency is severe enough, iron deficiency anemia will result. With this anemia, there is less hemoglobin to carry the oxygen molecules ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Iron deficincy means low hemoglobin level which menifests as weakness and shortness of breath on mild exertion becaause you can not have enough oxygen ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Could be related: To anemia but recommend discussing with your physician.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
Yes: You should immediately go to a medical clinic for an exam where you should be checked for Coronavirus & other possible illnesses. I wish you well ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Anemia commonly causes fatigue, tiredness, and shortness of breath with exertion.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Presuming iron: Deficiency anemia. Can take 3 months to regenerate blood counts provided they correct fully.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Do FBC & Iron study: Suggest see GP for FBC and Iron studies to confirm and exclude other causes
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