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Iron (Overview)

In the metal group of the periodic table.


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How much iron?

How much iron?

Would watch iron: Unless you have been diagnosed with iron deficiency, I would be very careful with iron. Iron can accumulate in vital organs like the heart and lungs and cause major problems. ...Read more

Iron (Overview)

In the metal group of the periodic table.


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Why is my iron high?

The most common: Reasons are altered metabolism known as hemochromatosis and loading from multiple red blood cell transfusions. ...Read more

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Why do we need iron?

Why do we need iron?

Blood: Iron is an essential component in the hemoglobin molecule. Hemoglobin is in the red blood cells and carries oxygen to the body. ...Read more

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Which foods has iron?

Which foods has iron?

Iron rich diet: Red meat, green leafy vegetables, certain fruits like banana, dates etc are rich in iron.


http://patient. Info/health/diets-suitable-for-people-with-anaemia ...Read more

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Why do I get low iron?

Why do I get low iron?

Low iron: Low iron in females is commonly caused by heavy and irregular mensturation. ...Read more

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Does ice have iron in it?

Does ice have iron in it?

No it does not: Ice is just frozen water and there is noiron in it
but persons with irondeficiency crave for ice, so if a patient presents with craving for ice, you have to check the hemoglobin an iron lvels and invariably you will find iro deficiency. ...Read more

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What can cause iron loss?

What can cause iron loss?

Bleeding: Blood loss is the only way one can have iron loss. Iron deficiency on the other hand can occur from blood loss, poor nutrition, or low ferritin. See your doctor if you suspect you have blood loss anemia. ...Read more

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Best way to increase iron?

Best way to increase iron?

DIetary adjustments: Are of minimal help. If the low iron is due to bleeding then controlling the underlying process is of help. Ie heavy periods in women. Iron supplementation can also be used. ...Read more

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My iron was 9 is that low?

My iron was 9 is that low?

Check out these: Links. Follow up with your dr and discuss the cause of your anemia which is likely from excessive menstrual bleeding or intestinal blood loss. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/iron-fe? Page=1. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-anemia-basics. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/women/guide/understanding-thyroid-problems-basics. Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/depression/default. Htm. ...Read more

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Is a iron level of 7.1 bad?

Is a iron level of 7.1 bad?

Iron 7: Real, real low. Got to know why and from where you are losing iron / blood. And know your hemoglobin level. And get iron therapy going. ...Read more

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Reasons for low iron levels?

Reasons for low iron levels?

Less in or more out: Either lack of iron intake from diet (ie. Vegetarian), lack of iron absorption (ie. Celiac), or iron losses (ie. Bleeding). ...Read more

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What foods are rich in iron?

What foods are rich in iron?

Meat: First and foremost. So is liver. "politically correct" ads showing beans, tofu, spinach, and peanut butter are misleading. Vegetarians who do not know exactly what they are doing tend to become iron-deficient -- and if you are iron-deficient, you've been done a terrible disservice. Look also for possible sources of bleeding if you're diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is low iron saterstion?

What is low iron saterstion?

Saturation?: Do you mean low iron saturation? That would mean that your hemoglobin is low. That the iron in you blood is low. What used to be called "iron poor blood" by the promoters of geritol. ...Read more

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What are some low iron foods?

Why do you ask?: It's your physician's task to explain why you've been recommended to have a low-iron diet. If this is for the management of hemochromatosis (the easiest of all the very-serious diseases to manage), then ask a couple of experts whether this is really key to its management given the awesome effectiveness of therapeutic phlebotomy, or whether you can eat what you enjoy. ...Read more

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How do you increase your iron?

Diet: A well rounded diet of iron rich foods and occasionally supplementation is required. Check with your doctor to follow levels and see if diet will be sufficient or if iron supplements will be necessary. ...Read more

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What is a good source of iron?

Iron: Red meat, green vegetables, fruits that turn black like banana, kiwi fruit, dates are rich in iron

http://patient. Info/health/diets-suitable-for-people-with-anaemia ...Read more

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How do I get iron into my diet?

How do I get iron into my diet?

Red meat: Red meat is a good source of iron. Depending how much you need, you can also consider iron supplement pills. It might be cheaper than purchasing red meat. Certain vegetables like spinach have iron, but they are not as easily absorbed as the iron in red meat. ...Read more

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What do I eat to get my iron up?

What do I eat to get my iron up?

Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more

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Does eating ice lower your iron.

Does eating ice lower your iron.

No: Eating ice should not lower your iron levels. Is it possible that eating ice reduces your absorption of dietary iron? I suppose this may be possible as iron is best absorbed in an acid medium and it is possible that excessive ice ingestion could reduce the acid levels in your stomach. Stop eating ice and you do not have to worry about this. ...Read more

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Reasons my iron count would be 5?

Reasons my iron count would be 5?

Different reasons: There are different reasons why people have low iron- such as--bleeding/blood loss somewhere and GI would be the most common place where blood loss occurs-, iron malabsorption-either from condition like autoimmune or from medication that inhibits the absorption, or from gastric by pass surgery etc, not enough intake of iron from your food-either due to poor nutritions etc. Go to see your gp. ...Read more

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Why do we need iron in our bodies?

Why do we need iron in our bodies?

Iron: To prevent anemia. Red blood cells carry hemoglobin and they need iron. ...Read more

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How much iron do I need every day?

How much iron do I need every day?

It depends: This question is very complex and depends on a lot of factors. If you are healthy and not anemic, and eat a well balanced diet, you will likely get the iron you need from your diet and not require any supplemental iron. For an excellent reference that breaks down iron requirements see the nih's web page on iron information and daily intake requirements at http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/iron/#h. ...Read more

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Hi my iron is 110 what shall I do?

Hi my iron is 110 what shall I do?

Iron levels: Lab tests have to be interpreted within clinical context and in conjunction with other blood parameters. Furthermore, I am not sure what unit of measurement you are referring to. Low iron levels can sometimes be indicative of anemia. Schedule a consult for more information :) ...Read more

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My iron count is 1.26 is that low?

Not clear.: Patients with absolute iron deficiency (ie, absent iron stores) have a low serum iron, an increased total iron binding capacity (transferrin), and reduced transferrin saturation. The test with the highest sensitivity and specificity is serum ferritin. ...Read more

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Iron sat is low what does it mean?

Are you deficient?: It warns of possible iron deficiency even before you become anemic. Your physician knows what to do to evaluate possible causes. If you are a non-meat-eater or have heavy monthly loss, you may have a supplement recommended for you, or a search for a source of bleeding may be in order. ...Read more

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How is low iron typically treated?

How is low iron typically treated?

Iron supplements: We usually prescribe iron replacement therapy (pills) once we know why the iron is too low. ...Read more

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How do I get more iron in my diet?

Many ways: Dietary sources of iron come in two forms. Heme iron occurs in animal products like red meat, liver, fish and poultry. Heme iron is the most easily absorbed type of iron, although it is much less common than non-heme iron, which is present in beans, lentils, spinach, tofu and raisins. Non-heme iron is also added to fortified foods like cereals, breads and oatmeal. ...Read more

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Iron level 11, what does this mean?

Thanks for asking!: Here we need to first clarify the following: serum iron level is usually presented in 2 types of units: either as mcg/dl (normal: 70-175 in men; 50-150 in women) or mcmol/l (normal: 12.5-31.3 in men; 8.9-26.8 in women). If serum iron level is abnormal, other iron panel parameters (ferritin, total iron binding capacity, transferrin saturation) and hemoglobin level should be evaluated. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more