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A 28-year-old male asked:

My iron tested 276 out of 50-160 ref range, i have been taking a supplement called "blood builder' which contains iron. how dangerous is this level?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Too high....hemochro: Your iron level is much more than what is needed and thus not a good thing...there is such a thing as too much. As a male, you do NOT have a natural way of losing iron (females menstruates monthly), excess iron build up can cause liver,pancreas, heart trouble, even testicular failure---hemochromatosis = excess iron. So pumping iron and testicular failure maybe opposite of want you want...
Last updated Dec 25, 2014


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