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side effects of low ferritin levels

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's your call: I think they're safe enough, the chances of serious harm from them is low, and you'll feel better faster. Some folks do get sickish during the infusio ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Iron and foods: Taking ferrous sulfate supplement as pills is not a big deal. If you get constipation, take a fiber laxative. You should take a multivitamin tablet as ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Iron deficient: Sometimes, even though eating a high iron diet, the absorption is decreased. Diet= rich in iron- red meat, beans, milk and green leafy veg. You can tr ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia : It's best you see your doctor. When laying on your right side you could be restricting blood return to the heart by compressing on a large vein (vena ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Clots: If your inr is below target, you're at increased risk for the clots you're taking warfarin to prevent.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron deficiency: fatigue and poor concentration. of course if the deficiency leads to anemia. then the anemia will cause exertional symptoms, near syncope , light hea ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Anemia: It is not the low iron levels per se that cause symptoms, but the anemia due to iron deficiency that, depending on severity, may cause symptoms. Plea ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: There are lists of common symptoms you can check online, but there are also more subtle things like what you mention. Less tolerance for pain is anoth ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Avoid Estr if man: Why take it. It can feminize you, decrease sperm, cause breast enlargement and reduce immunity.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience Psychiatry
Dose related: Both mental and physical side effects with valproic acid are usually dose related (higher the higher the dose). However, you might notice that the eff ... Read More
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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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Many: High bs can lead to glucosuria (spelling of sugar in the urine) and on the long turn if persistent, enodothelial damage (inner wall of the blood vesse ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Melanin: My understanding of the literature is that melanin may increase the color of your skin. Estrogen should have nothing to do with it. If I have missed ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience Family Medicine
Few if needed: The key is to only use if needed and get the right amount to replace a deficit. Too much can cause problems with the prostate, atrophy of the testicl ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not really: Anemia does not cause elevation of lymphocytes...However the anemia and lymphocytosis may be related as those two may be caused by a particular blood ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Pituitary or testes?: In general, persistent low testosterone (not transient from acute sickness) is due to dysfunction in pituitary ("master gland"), or testes glands. Che ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Very dry mouth: restlessness, palpitations
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Many causes: Any problem in the testosterone pathway from the brain to the pituitary to the testicle can lead to low testosterone levels. Levels decline as you get ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Pottassium supplements can cause esophageal irritation or ulcers, and excess accumulation in the blood for any reason can cause heart rate disturbance ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Possibly: Iron deficiency can cause weakness and fatigue, which can feel like body aches. Other symptoms can be pale skin, dizziness, decreased exercise toleran ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Anemia: Yes anemia if severe can cause low blood pressure. Main side effect of iron is constipation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
None: There are no pathologic processes that result in low ast or alk phase.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Estrogen changes: Through the month but TSH is pretty reliable. When persistently low, you might suff frim hyperthyroidism.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See internist: This problem is so complex that I would urge you to see an internal medicine doctor ASAP. Gluten-intolerance is one condition you will need to rule ou ... Read More
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