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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
As much as you need: Why do you think you need iron? Iron deficiency is diagnosed by checking iron levels, as well as ferritin levels. If your iron is low due to a chroni ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The most common: Reasons are altered metabolism known as hemochromatosis and loading from multiple red blood cell transfusions.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blood: Iron is an essential component in the hemoglobin molecule. Hemoglobin is in the red blood cells and carries oxygen to the body.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
2 basics: You don't take it in (diet) or you loose it. Iron is a primary factor in creation of new blood cells (they ware out) and many metabolic processes. Lac ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Norris
34 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Meats, fish, chicken: The best sources of dietary iron are meats, including beef, fish and seafood, and chicken. Liver is another excellent source of iron. Plant sources of ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience in General Practice
Many possibilities: Heavy menses? Diet low in iron?
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: And nobody knows why people who suddenly like chewing on ice cubes tend to be newly iron deficient. I'd never believed this as a med student, but as a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Bleeding : Blood loss is the only way one can have iron loss. Iron deficiency on the other hand can occur from blood loss, poor nutrition, or low ferritin. See ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
DIetary adjustments : Are of minimal help. If the low iron is due to bleeding then controlling the underlying process is of help. Ie heavy periods in women. Iron suppleme ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Check out these: Links. Follow up with your dr and discuss the cause of your anemia which is likely from excessive menstrual bleeding or intestinal blood loss. Take ca ... Read More
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