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dangerously low iron levels symptoms

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: If a man feels tired or has diminished exercise tolerance, anemia is a consideration. It needs to be investigated by a physician. Self-treatment by ta ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Anemia: The most common would be anemia-related symptoms which include lethargy, fatigue, cold intolerance, and shortness of breath on exertion.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No Symptoms: Low iron levels may cause no symptoms at all until the level is low enough to cause anemia. Anemia is associated with fatigue, pale lips, fast heart ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: You'll feel crummy if you're becoming iron deficient before you become anemic. I think it's from too little iron available for cytochromes. It's unlik ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
May be, may be not: Further evaluation is obviously needed. I can't say whether it is related or not without getting more information. In many cases- probably those two a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
No: But taking thyroid and iron together might decrease the absorption of the thyroid replacement.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Stabilized by copper: In this case, the protein that becomes ceruloplasmin (called apoceruloplasmin) is more stable in the presence of copper. So low copper levels will ca ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: it's anemia.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: To have symptoms, hemoglobin should decrease which happens after ferritin has decreased. Some of the symptoms are fatigue, difficulty breathing, ringi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really.: Very low iron levels could lead to anemia which if severe enough could cause you to feel fatigued. You could try 325 mg iron supplement each day and ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: It does not appear that you have abnormal iron stores. Your fatigue and anxiety may be related. Please ask your doctor if you may be depressed as that ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: You and your physician need to find the cause. It may be anything from heavy periods to non-supplementing vegetarianism to a bleeding gut ulcer or tum ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
High ESR: high ESR may be high because you are anemic.Discus with your team.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience Cardiology
No: Low magnesium can cause low calcium + low potassium. Diuretics can cause high calcium and low potassium. Are you on any meds?
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
High iron: Probably not. If you have been having low RBC levels you may have been given high doses of iron. If the low RBC is not iron deficiency anemia, then ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
High is good.: Well you would anticipate 95 to 100% oxygen saturation for a young healthy adult. The lower the oxygen saturation the more concern.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Likely: The best test for iron deficiency anemia (ida) is ferritin. Sometimes when there is inflammation (an possible associated anemia of chronic disease/inf ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not immediately: Low ferritin reflects low body stores of iron and may be accompanied by anemia. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor to ascertai ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Few mechanisms: 1. Low intake in food 2. Loss in secretions- urine, gastrointestinal-vomitus and stool, sweat 3.Increased traslocation of k in to the cells in certai ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
No: Low ferritin suggests iron-deficiency, which can have some of the same symptoms as low thyroid. But neither iron levels or ferritin would directly af ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: Insulin drives sugar into cells so a low blood sugar is caused by high insulin.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
No: High alts may indicate problems, but low normal alts are fine. They are never dangerous in themselves. There are a few rare diseases where alts may be ... Read More

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