A 33-year-old member asked:
do you know if there are other ways to raise the bodys' iron levels?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Other than what?: You can raise body stores of iron by eating foods rich in iron as described in this site: http://www.webmd.com/diet/iron-rich-foods
Taking oral iron supplement is the most common way to increase body iron. Iron can also be administered by injection either intramuscular or intravenous. Blood transfusion will also add to body iron stores.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
I was told that my iron levels in my body are really low.... If my iron levels keep going down what will happen?
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
Can cause anemia: Low iron relates mainly to your blood counts and how your bone marrow handles your body's need for hemoglobin. Low iron can be nutritional, because your body breaks down blood cells or because you are losing blood. The last two causes result from your body trying to avoid anemia by using iron to make more blood. Anemia and low iron need some investigation and treatment. Even if n anemia, not normal.
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Last updated Oct 11, 2015
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