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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.

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What causes iron levels to be too high?

What causes iron levels to be too high?

Lots of reasons: Many acute infections raise iron-binding proteins in the blood briefly. Popping a few iron pills can do it. Hemochromatosis, anemia of chronic disease and a few others often do it as well. Remember reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside at either end. Always look at the big picture when considering labs.

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How can RBC be low and iron high?

How can RBC be low and iron high?

Different things: "iron" is often misused as a term for "hemoglobin", sometimes even by allied health professionals who should know better. The "serum iron" actually measures how much of the element are actually available free for use. You may be low on red cells because the iron isn't usable, or the red cells are being lost or destroyed or can't be made for some reason. The situation is common.

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Is high iron in the blood harmful?

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.

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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.

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Are low iron levels and high bilirubin levels connected?

Are low iron levels and high bilirubin levels connected?

May be, may be not: Further evaluation is obviously needed. I can't say whether it is related or not without getting more information. In many cases- probably those two are not related. However in a case of colon cancer with metastatic disease to the liver- it can cause both increase of bilirubin level as well as low iron. Go to see your md and discuss further your condition.

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What are the symptoms of too high of iron content in the blood?

What are the symptoms of too high of iron content in the blood?

Hemachromatosis: Iron overload or hemachromatosis hs following symptoms abdominal pain, fatigue, generalised darkening of skin colour, joint pains, lack of energy, loss of body hair, loss of sex desire, weakness.

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Help please? What is a diet I can lose weight with that is high in iron?

Help please? What is a diet I can lose weight with that is high in iron?

Vegetables: Beets and red cabbage are high in iron. Many other vegetables are rich in iron as well - lists are easily found on the internet. Eat mostly vegetables, with small quantities of meat, and healthy fats such as olive oil or coconut oil. Avoid sugar.

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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..

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Can you please tell me what it means with low hemaglobin, low hemacrit, & HIGH iron...thank you.

Can you please tell me what it means with low hemaglobin, low hemacrit, & HIGH iron...thank you.

Chronic disease?: Hi. Do you have a chronic inflammatory disease? Anemia with high iron may be the anemia of chronic disease, an anemia where iron is present but not utilized well. You may want to discuss this possibility with your doc, and get a referral to a hematologist, if indicated. Good luck!

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Is a ferritin reading of 284 very high for a 58 year old woman who used to have low iron levels?

Yes it is high: It is high as normal ferritin level in women is 12to150ng/ml. Discuss the result along with hemoglobin, and iron level etc with your doctor.

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Hi my iron ends up regularly high (184) but ferritin levels are always normal (40). Should I worry?

Hi my iron ends up regularly high (184) but ferritin levels are always normal (40). Should I worry?

Not too high: You ferritin is not too high to worry about. It is a marker of inflammation and you should discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. You may consult this site for information in this topic: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003490.htm

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My iron levels are worrying. How can I raise my ferritin levels without causing the iron to go too high?

Don't Rx a lab value: And especially, don't try to be your own physician based on things you've read on the internet. If you have a low serum ferritin, you're probably iron deficient and your first and foremost concern is why -- i.e., do you have stomach / colon cancer? Ulcer? Hookworm? Many 'healthy' / veg diets are iron deficient. Treating iron deficiency won't make you sick from 'too high iron'.

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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

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My serum iron is high at 178 (40-150) and TIBC is high normal at 439 (261-478). Sometimes both are high. What causes this?

My serum iron is high at 178 (40-150) and TIBC is high normal at 439 (261-478). Sometimes both are high. What causes this?

Iron: You are likely post-menopausal and are not losing iron through menstrual bleeding. If you have been taking iron supplements, it is time to stop. TIBC being high is not of pathological significance.

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When your iron is too high, what does it affect? And when drs refer to flush your blood, what does that mean and how's it done?

When your iron is too high, what does it affect? And when drs refer to flush your blood, what does that mean and how's it done?

Hemochromatosis: High iron can cause hemochromatosis (accumulation of too much iron in the liver) this is not good. Phlebotomy (removal of blood. Like when you donate blood) is sometimes needed to decrease iron levels.

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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.

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Diagnosed with high iron count 1000?

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.

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