A 41-year-old female asked:
iron saturation 9
can i still exercise is this serious?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Talk to your doctor: You are quite iron deficient but your hemoglobin/hematocrit are not critically low. You can probably exercise, though you may tire more easily. If you have heart disease or lung disease you should probably not exercise until this is corrected, but your doctor is the person who can tell you best whether exercise is safe for you or not.
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Pathology 49 years experience
You can: However you should see your doctor to ascertain the cause of your iron deficiency and get proper treatment.
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Last updated Dec 24, 2019
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