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Doctor insights on: High Iron

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Diagnosed with high iron count 1000 ?

Diagnosed with high iron count 1000
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Excess total: Body iron occurs in a disease called hemachromatosis. Other causes include heavy rbc transfusion in the past. Obviously the specifics of your situation and the reason the test was ordered in the first place would be of help here. ...Read more

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To ensure a high iron level, what can I do or eat?

To ensure a high iron level, what can I do or eat?

Dietary iron: Spinach, black strap molasses, and dark greens have high iron content. If you take it with orange juice, that increases your absorption. Taking iron supplements with oj also helps. Red meat is the another source. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of having high iron levels?

What are the health risks of having high iron levels?

Liver; diabetes: Hemochromatosis, having too much iron, can cause liver problems and pancreas problems (= diabetes). Persons with hemochromatosis should see a hematologist and undergo regular phlebotomy (blood letting) ...Read more

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Is high iron in the blood harmful?

Find why: Simply popping an iron-and-vitamin tablet before the blood draw can raise it, but we don't want to miss hemochromatosis, which affects maybe 1 person in 200 and will give you the blahs for years before it's diagnosed or makes you gravely sick. ...Read more

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How does menopause cause high iron level?

How does menopause cause high iron level?

Menopause: Menopause does not cause high iron levels. However, after menopause you are no longer losing iron from menstrual bleeding each month, and if you are taking supplemental iron your iron levels will increase. ...Read more

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Can high iron levels be caused by dehydration?

Can high iron levels be caused by dehydration?

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. ...Read more

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Got blood results today and indicate high iron levels. Is there anything I can do about it?

Got blood results today and indicate high iron levels. Is there anything I can do about it?

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.. ...Read more

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My iron level is 24 can I increase it with iron tablets and loads of high iron foods in a month of time ?

YES: but to raise the iron in the RED BLOOD CELLS and make more red cells if you are "anemic" requires a high BINDING CAPACITY for IRON and enough FERRITIN to CARRY the iron to the cells! Its a PART of the story and dietary intake will increase the ironlevel as long as its being absorbed! Hope this info is useful! Dr Z ...Read more

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I would like to know what the high iron can do yo me though. It id not heridtary, I always had low iron before. I am not on any medications?

I would like to know what the high iron can do yo me though. It id not heridtary, I always had low iron before. I am not on any medications?

Recheck labs: It is very difficult for a person to have high iron if he does not take iron-containing supplements and doesn't have a hereditary or genetic disorder where his body holds onto iron inside the liver. People with that disorder get liver damage. One can recheck the tests, which is not just the iron level, but also ferritin, transferrin, and transferrin saturation. A doctor can discuss the results. ...Read more

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What can cause high iron in blood?

What can cause high iron in blood?

Multiple forms: There are multiple tests for blood iron level. e.g. Serum iron, Transferrin saturation, Serum ferritin, even hemoglobin is an indicator. It would have helped had you provided the actual result. Any inflammation can raise serum ferritin. ...Read more

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Is high iron in blood good or bad?

Is high iron in blood good or bad?

Iron overload: Genetic hemochromatosis causes excess absorption of iron which builds up in internal organs like the heart, liver, and pancreas causing organ dysfunction and failure. A similar thing can happen when patients get a lot of blood transfusions (because there is iron inside the red blood cells). High iron levels can also be seen with alcohol abuse and hepatitis. Please get checked out to see what's up. ...Read more

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What does a very high iron saturation mean?

This is seen: In iron overload situations. It may be a sign of a genetic predisposition to absorbing too much iron. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high iron in blood?

None to many: This is usually diagnosed as hemachromatosis. It is a genetic disorder. If high enough and long enough, it can affect ones joints (pain), glandular organs, (decreased libido and diabetes), the heart (abnormal rhythms) and many other organs and symptoms. One may become "bronze colored", develop low thyroid levels and develop liver disease. It is treatable if caught early and treated aggressivel. ...Read more

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Why could my RBC count be low but I have a high iron count?

Why could my RBC count be low but I have a high iron count?

It is possible: Because anemia can have other causes than iron deficiency. The hemoglobin can be low because of the deficincy of vitamin. B 12 or Folic Acid or you may have thalasemia trait. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for excessively high iron content in the body?

Iron too high: chelation
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Are there any benefits of having a high iron concentration in the blood?

Are there any benefits of having a high iron concentration in the blood?

Not particularly: If you mean upper limit of normal as far as iron levels go, then you may be fine. High levels of iron in the blood can be damaging to many organs of the body. Hemachromatosis is a condition of large iron stores in the body. It is genetic. Sexual function, liver damage, severe arthritis, diabetes, heart failure and arrhythmia, thyroid disorder and many other conditions come from this. Get exam. ...Read more

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What if I have high iron high liver enzymes and thyroide and fatty liver?

What if I have high iron high liver enzymes and thyroide and fatty liver?

Need for evaluation: Any one of these would be cause for concern and you should see your doctor for a history, physical and addtional investigation. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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Iron (Definition)

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