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Doctor insights on: Blood Iron Level Chart

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Does marijuana raise iron levels in the blood?

Does marijuana raise iron levels in the blood?

No data known.: Marijuana is not known to raise iron levels in the blood. However, you could have a lung condition or other illness which raises your red blood cell, hemoglobin or iron levels. It would be good to have an evaluation from your physician to determine the cause.

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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.

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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).

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How long does it take for iron levels to go down with draining of the blood?

How long does it take for iron levels to go down with draining of the blood?

It may vary from: 1-3 months depending upon the baseline level of iron stores in the body. Take care! Http://www. Irondisorders. Org/phlebotomy.

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When after giving blood does it take for your iron levels to replenish to normal?

When after giving blood does it take for your iron levels to replenish to normal?

1-2months: Donating blood entails removal of 250ml to 350ml of red blood cells. The amount of iron removed may take up to 6-8 weeks to replenish unless you are supplementing with iron in which case it will be somewhat less.

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What if you are unable to donate blood, how could I decrease the iron level of my blood through nutricion?

What if you are unable to donate blood, how could I decrease the iron level of my blood through nutricion?

Why?: Women are often iron deficient during reproductive years. How do you know you have excess iron? What is your serum iron and ferritin level? You may not need to reduce you iron. It would be prudent to consult a doctor as it is not a do it yourself issue. 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. Get HPV vaccine.

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Hi. I had my blood test recently and the iron level came with the range of 2. What does that mean? Can this cause me a further problems? Any concern?

Clarify: Is this a serum iron level substantially below the reference range? Are you also anemic? Is your total iron binding capacity up? If you are iron deficient, you must demand to know why. Are you a non-supplementing vegetarian? Do you have heavy menstrual losses? Have you been checked for a bleeding ulcer / possible cancer? The situation is VERY serious and you need to be proactive & informed.

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I tried to donate blood but I couldn't because my iron levels were 10.8 the first time and 11.1 the second time. Are iron levels of 10.8 and 11.1 low?

I tried to donate blood but I couldn't because my iron levels were 10.8 the first time and 11.1 the second time. Are iron levels of 10.8 and 11.1 low?

Yes: For someone your age it should be above 12 for a woman and above 13 for a man. You may be deficient in iron, get tested at your doctor's to see if you should take supplements or look into any other causes.

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Please tell me can donating blood permanently lower iron levels?

If never eat again..: Iron is an integral component of red meat, dark leafy greens and to lesser extent in other foods as well. Blood donation related iron loss might have some health benefit due to turn-over in body.

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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.

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