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How do i raise my blood iron level?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Iron deficiency: Iron levels are raised by eating foods rich in iron - red meat & dark green, leafy vegetables. We absorb iron better from meat sources than vegetable ones. Iron can also be increased by taking supplements. The most important issue is to determine why the iron is low to begin with - is it just inadequate consumption or is iron being lost by bleeding of some sort? Please see your md to sort this out.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the appropriate level of iron in the blood?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Iron levels vary…: …for different ages & genders & for pregnancy & lactation. Iron supplements are rarely needed in adult men unless they have proven iron-deficiency anemia. Too much iron can be deposited in organs & caused damage (hemosiderosis). See chart for recommended amounts.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How you can decrease iron level in blood?

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Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Taking Blood Out: If your iron levels are too high, they may need to take tubes of blood out of your body to decrease it. Too much iron can be damaging to the heart and other organs.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is a blood iron level of 21 low ?

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Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Hematology and Oncology 14 years experience
Yes: Yes. You should get a complete blood count and check what your hemoglobin level is to see if you are anemic and how anemic. You should also get an "iron profile" and ferritin test to complete the testing for anemia.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the signs when you get a low blood iron level?

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See details: Fatigue is the most common sign. If your anemia is mild, you may have no symptoms.

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