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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Iron (Definition)

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