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what is a dangerous iron level

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Low iron: No you are not going to die. Need to take iron supplements and eat iron reach meals.

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Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
16 is a low BMI: BMI of 16 is quite low and your friend should be seen to figure out why it is so low.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency is quite common in woman of reproductive age. It would be safe to take oral iron and multivitamin supplements. It may be prudent to se ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Iron 7: Real, real low. Got to know why and from where you are losing iron / blood. And know your hemoglobin level. And get iron therapy going.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Less in or more out: Either lack of iron intake from diet (ie. Vegetarian), lack of iron absorption (ie. Celiac), or iron losses (ie. Bleeding).
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thanks for asking!: Here we need to first clarify the following: serum iron level is usually presented in 2 types of units: either as mcg/dl (normal: 70-175 in men; 50-15 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Pills Easiest: Iron is available otc in various strengths, usually 65 mg and one would usually take one 2 or 3 times a day. Because iron deficiency can be a sign of ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Iron Levels: A healthy person should have a normal iron serum level in the range of 60 to 170 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Iron is an essential mineral, as w ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Measure ferritin!: Best measurement of iron stores. Above 20!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: With massive blood levels of iron may fall in a matter of hours, otherwise it days to months.

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