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A 25-year-old female asked:

The range of iron in body should be between 60-180, i have it as 37, is it that low to cause dizziness? does it mean i have anemia?

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Dr. James Gulley
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Not necessarily: Anemia is inadequate numbers of red blood cells. Red blood cells are filled with iron containing molecules and when there is not enough iron the red blood cells are small (microcytic). Low levels of blood cells which carry oxygen can result in dizziness. However low levels of iron measured in the blood may not result in anemia. You should be checked by a doctor.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Maybe: A separate type of blood test can be performed to find out if you actually have anemia or not. If you do, then this could be the cause of dizziness.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

The range of iron in body should be between 60-180, I have it as 37, is it that low to cause dizziness?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
That is low: But the question is how is the low iron impacting your ability to make rbcs. Lightheadedness would be related to the anemia, not the iron level per se.

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