A 38-year-old female asked:
Can high iron levels be caused by dehydration?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on details: Dehydration has different meanings depending on one's perspective. Many non-dehydrated people say they are dehydrated, because equate being extra thirsty with being dehydrated. Iron levels are just numbers, several of them. They have little meaning unless a doctor sees the whole picture. That means there is no good answer here, without knowing many details of the case.
140 viewsReviewed Sep 18, 2019
Dermatology 57 years experience
Details matter: "High iron levels" needs to be defined. "Dehydration" needs to be defined. Hemochromatosis is serious. Ask the Dr who ordered the test.
139 viewsReviewed Sep 15, 2019
Last updated Sep 18, 2019
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