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How do I treat low iron saturation levels

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
First find out why: Low iron saturation may be evidence of iron deficiency. Low ferritin level would be more specific. If you suspect that you are iron deficient, you sho... Read More
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Iron deficit?: If ferritin is low means that the "warehouse" or reserve of iron in the body is low. If the iron binding capacity (tibc)is high means that the body is... Read More
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Causes of iron loss?: Iron deficit often suggests bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Some causes are bleeding from hemorroids, or from diverticulosis, or from colon ca... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Balanced protein : Low iron saturation means the body's protein is not combining with iron well. Take adequate protein from fish, poultry and eggs. Iron is better absorb... Read More
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Fatigue: Iron may not adequately deliver to bone marrow to produce new red blood cells. Iron may not transfer to other tissues like muscles.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Anemia: 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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Matter of time: Low iron saturations could indicate the beginning of iron deficiency. However, the body stores quite a bit of iron in the form of ferritin, and it's n... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe iron deficient: Low iron saturation could indicate an overall iron deficiency, but there are other blood tests that need to be done to determine this. Most common cau... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Low iron and anemia: Can certainly make you feel horrible. Very low vitamin d can cause some mild symptoms, but nothing like the fatigue due to iron deficiency. Luckily, b... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Take more iron!: I wouldn't worry too much about saturation. But with an iron saturation of under 25%, your body is using up the iron you are taking, so you may need t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Room for iron!: Most of the body's iron is bound to that red stuff in our red blood cells, hemoglobin. The rest is bound to proteins, like the blood protein transferr... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Iron deficiency will make you feel run down well before you become anemic. Iron's also essential to your cells' doing their metabolism. Many physician... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Ferritin is OK.: A ferritin of 50 is normal, although your body's low iron saturation means you are using up the iron as quickly as you take it. So you may need to tak... Read More

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