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do you know if there are other ways to raise the bodys' iron levels?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
I think a better question is why is your iron level really low. Are you bleeding? And depending on from where, why are you bleeding there? Good luck
Jul 6, 2013
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Why are you low in iron, are you/why are you bleeding?
Jul 6, 2013

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