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What should blood iron levels be?

What should blood iron levels be?

See below: Normal reference ranges are:

Serum iron men: 65 to 176?g/dl
women: 50 to 170?g/dl
newborns: 100 to 250?g/dl
children: 50 to 120?g/dl
tibc: 240–450?g/dl transferrin saturation: 20–50%?g/dl = micrograms per deciliter.
All lab results should be interpreted in the clinical context, so consult your doctor. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more


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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
Once
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Can you tell me if I have a phobia of iron pills and liquids. Will my iron and blood levels get lower every time I have my period?

Can you tell me if I have a phobia of iron pills and liquids. Will my iron and blood levels get lower every time I have my period?

Consider hypnosis: Consider hypnosis and or progressive desensitization to overcome the phobia. Both techniques can cure you & you will not have 2 worry about your anemia. Find a psychologist who can teach you these simple interventions. Sometimes additional psychotherapy may be needed if the phobia is connected to a traumatic event. Let us know how you do! ...Read more

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Very high B12 blood level, low iron, rt side ab pain despite very strict gfdiet for celiac disease, not on vitamins. What could cause high B12 levels?

Very high B12 blood level, low iron, rt side ab pain despite very strict gfdiet for celiac disease, not on vitamins. What could cause high B12 levels?

High B12 and folate (folic acid): Levels are caused by their accumulation and non use in the body. I have seen it related to vitramin b1 deficiency. Worth trying. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
Daily
See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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I have high blood iron levels. Are there any adverse effects from this?

Depends: If your iron is too high you may have a condition called hemochromatosis which can have many consequences. You should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been low for a year. No bleeding found. I am wondering if there is any long term illness related to extreme low iron and blood levels.

Yes: You can have chronic low level blood loss. You could also have one of several chronic diseases that cause anemia. I would recommend that you see a capable hematologist, I'm sure they'll get you your answers. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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I have been low for a year. No bleeding found. I am wondering if there is any long term illness related to extreme low iron and blood levels.

Yes: You can have chronic low level blood loss. You could also have one of several chronic diseases that cause anemia. I would recommend that you see a capable hematologist, I'm sure they'll get you your answers. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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Can you tell me if I have a phobia of iron pills and liquids. Will my iron and blood levels get lower every time I have my period?

Consider hypnosis: Consider hypnosis and or progressive desensitization to overcome the phobia. Both techniques can cure you & you will not have 2 worry about your anemia. Find a psychologist who can teach you these simple interventions. Sometimes additional psychotherapy may be needed if the phobia is connected to a traumatic event. Let us know how you do! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a phobia of iron pills and liquids. Will my iron and blood levels get lower every time I have my period?

Check w/ your doctor: Most people don't need to take iron pills unless suggested by their physician. Research foods that are rich in iron if you need to supplement.

Phobias can be managed with cognitive-behavioral therapy so you don't have to go through life in fear. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
once
Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
once
Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
once
If male, schedule a prostate exam
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I have high blood iron levels. Are there any adverse effects from this?

Depends: If your iron is too high you may have a condition called hemochromatosis which can have many consequences. You should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a blood iron level of 21 low?

Is a blood iron level of 21 low?

Yes: Yes. You should get a complete blood count and check what your hemoglobin level is to see if you are anemic and how anemic. You should also get an "iron profile" and ferritin test to complete the testing for anemia. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
once
Have your medications adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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How do I raise my blood iron level?

How do I raise my blood iron level?

Iron deficiency: Iron levels are raised by eating foods rich in iron — red meat & dark green, leafy vegetables. We absorb iron better from meat sources than vegetable ones. Iron can also be increased by taking supplements. The most important issue is to determine why the iron is low to begin with — is it just inadequate consumption or is iron being lost by bleeding of some sort? Please see your md to sort this out. ...Read more

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What should blood iron levels be?

See below: Normal reference ranges are:

Serum iron men: 65 to 176?g/dl
women: 50 to 170?g/dl
newborns: 100 to 250?g/dl
children: 50 to 120?g/dl
tibc: 240–450?g/dl transferrin saturation: 20–50%?g/dl = micrograms per deciliter.
All lab results should be interpreted in the clinical context, so consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a low blood iron level?

See details: Fatigue is the most common sign. If your anemia is mild, you may have no symptoms. ...Read more

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My blood iron level is 847 and I have a fatty liver (found on ultrasound last week) what can I do to reduce my iron levels?

My blood iron level is 847 and I have a fatty liver (found on ultrasound last week) what can I do to reduce my iron levels?

This is serious: You need to find out, first of all, whether the lab was serum iron or serum ferritin. Then it needs to be determined whether you have hemochromatosis. If you do, and you are not treated by a competent physician, it will cripple and then kill you. If you also have fatty liver, maybe a check for hepatitis C, medication / alcohol effect, and perhaps getting back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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I take ferrous fumarate 300(100) mg since 23 sept. 2013 once a day and i still feel fatigue. My blood iron level is 13. (12-300) what should I do?

I take ferrous fumarate 300(100) mg since 23 sept. 2013 once a day and i still feel fatigue. My blood iron level is 13. (12-300) what should I do?

More iron: If another blood test called iron binding capacity is elevated, this would confirm that your body's iron level is deficient(most likely from menstrual blood loss) and that 1 iron tablet a day is not a high enough dose. Only a small percentage of an iron pill is absorbed and in true iron deficiency up to 3 doses a day are commonly needed to raise the blood level of iron. Your md will advise you. ...Read more

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How you can decrease iron level in blood?

How you can decrease iron level in blood?

Taking Blood Out: If your iron levels are too high, they may need to take tubes of blood out of your body to decrease it. Too much iron can be damaging to the heart and other organs. ...Read more

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My blood ferritin (iron) level is 59 ug/l is this low?

My blood ferritin (iron) level is 59 ug/l is this low?

Normal: Your ferritin level is normal. The normal range is 12-150 ng/ml. (1 ng/ml = 1ug/l). ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the iron take to raise blood levels?

Normally, how long would the iron take to raise blood levels?

Several weeks: Many times, when treating a low iron condition, it is prudent to wait at least 3 months to repeat a blood test when checking for effectiveness. ...Read more

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I have been feeling very Fatigue for a few months now. Went to my GP and she took some bloods, FBC, Iron levels, Vitamin B12 reading, TSH and T4. Everything else was fine except for the B12, it was 715. Could this be the cause to my feeling Fatigue?

I have been feeling very Fatigue for a few months now. Went to my GP and she took some bloods, FBC, Iron levels, Vitamin B12 reading, TSH and T4. Everything else was fine except for the B12, it was 715. Could this be the cause to my feeling Fatigue?

No: B12 level of 715 would not explain the symptoms. It may seem counter-intuitive, but exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise, such as walking and gradually increase the intensity.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more