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Anemia Iron Level
Low blood counts: In most people, iron is "lost" very slowly over time. In some patients, iron levels drop, due to bleeding, menstruation, or lack of absorption. In that case, anemia can soon follow, unless iron supplements are given. Pica is another consequence of low iron. Pica is the craving of inedible substances, such as ice or dirt. ...Read more
Yes: Anemia means low red blood cell count, there are many causes for this, one being iron defiency...Others would include bone marrow suppression, increased destruction of red blood cells or other deficiencies in the building blocks of red blood cells (folate, vit b 12)... Etc. Various blood test can help narrow the list, see your doc or a hematologist. ...Read more
Hi. I've read that low iron/anemia can make my eggs non-viable. Is this reversible when iron levels are increased?
Unlikely: Anemia can make you weak and unwell but has no serious effects on your body functions like the issue that you have raised. That is not something I would be concerned or worried about. get a medical check up to find the cause of anemia and get it treated. You will be well soon! ...Read more
If the blood test shows that the iron levels are within range, even in the normal higher area.....Does that rule out anemia?
Anemia: While iron deficiency is a common cause of anemia esp in menstruating women, there are many causes of anemia with normal iron levels. Ie nutritional b vitamin defiency, bone marrow issues causing decreased production of red blood cells, hemolysis or increased breakdown of red blood cells, drugs etc. Your doctor should help sort things out for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My iron levels came back 21 low, transferrin 352.0 normal, tibc 492.8 high , saturation 4.3 % low . Would this be normal anemia?
Normal iron level but I have mild anemia...what can cause the anemia and what can I do about the fatigue if I should not take additional iron?
Energy: Good quality, 7 to 9 hour regular sleep, outdoor activity daily in the sun, aerobic 45 minute moderate exercise like swift walking and small balanced meals all increase energy. Eat food that improve iron absorption such as vitamin C in citrus fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, melons, potatoes, tomatoes and strawberries. Eat high iron foods like Red meat, Pork, Poultry, Seafood, and Beans. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I had been tested for anemia because of extreme tirdness but my iron levels came back fine. does a cold/flu cause inflammation?
Iron and anemia: Iron is not the best test for anemia, as deficiency is just one possible (common) cause. General fatigue can be associated with the response to infections like cold or flu. Best to correlate the course of disease, symptoms and overall lab results, rather than just a few. ...Read more
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