A 39-year-old male asked:
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Got blood results today and indicate high iron levels. Is there anything I can do about it?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, but...: It depends on why you are having too much iron...You should find out the underlying disease...If it is very mild, may not need to do anything. Stop all supplements if u r taking. Donate blood regularly will lower your iron level, if you need so--in such disease as hemochromatosis etc.. Young and healthy male may have higher iron than average, females have a bit less due to monthly loss..
Answered on Feb 10, 2016
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