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what is considered low iron levels

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

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Anemia & fatigue!: Iron deficiency will causes iron deficiency anemia, which causes fatigue, depletion of iron from muscle, which causes fatigue. Mental exaustion, and ... Read More
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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 female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Units?: If this is serum iron in micrograms per deciliter, this is extremely low and you are seriously sick. You need to find the cause of your iron deficienc ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michaele Enghardt
49 years experience Pathology
Depends on gender: Women below 50, men below 65.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
<136 mmolL.: The normal range is 136-145 mmol/l.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
19 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: Probably your body is iron defficient and you need iron supplements.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Eat a healthy diet: What is your hemoglobin level? If hemoglobin is normal and ferritin is normal, there may not be anything to worry about. Eat a healthy diet rich in fr ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, in general: If the iron level is low for long enough the hemoglobin will go down. So a normal hemoglobin level tells us that there is no significan iron deficienc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thanks for asking!: Pregnant women with hemoglobin levels below 11.0 g/dl are generally considered anemic, though complications and symptoms from anemia during pregnancy ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
ALWAYS serious: Being "a little bit anemic" is like being "a little bit pregnant." even if the anemia is not life-threatening, it warns that you're sick and you need ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: You may be having Iron deficiency anemia..check with a hematologist or with your primary care dr
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Iron stores: Serum ferritin levels reflect body stores of iron. Normal levels men 30-400, women 15-200.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Above 4.5: In most labs, a value above 4.5 is high. However, symptoms related to low thyroid correlate much better with free T4 levels, rather than tsh. There ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Iron deficiency: U have iron deficiency.See u r md!
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
3.5 to 5.0: Most labs will define normal as above. Some may increase the upper limits to 5.2 but anything above 5.5 is clearly abnormal.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Over 40: Hi. Usually a total testosterone over about 40 (or mid-40's) is getting high. Usually period irregularities and hirsutism prompt the measurement. Very ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Ferrous gluconate: It's easier on the gut than the sulfate. The key is to find out WHY you have low serum ferritin. Hookworm? Ulcer? Stomach cancer? A 'pop' vegetarian d ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Upper 90-ties: Levels in the 80-es are not ok, we prescribe supplemental oxygen usually for levels below 86-88%. Bear in mind that levels at rest are higher and they ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron stores: Ferritin is a measure of iron stores. Low ferritin may be associated with iron-deficiency anemia and low MCV (microcytosis). Ferritin is the best (but ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Normal glucose range: Fasting: 65-99 mg/dl, 2-hours following a meal: < 140 mg/dl.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Inaam Schneider
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: Elevated plata,eats may be due to recent bleeding from your period . Starting iron supplement is a good idea in a young person to compensate for blood ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Ferritin levels are not associated with hair health. Heavy periods and vegetarian diet could lead to iron deficiency, and low serum ferritin. It can ... Read More
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