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Blood Iron Level Chart
Normal reference ranges are:
men: 65 to 176 μg/dl
women: 50 to 170 μg/dl
newborns: 100 to 250 μg/dl
children: 50 to 120 μg/dl
tibc: 240–450 μg/dl
transferrin saturation: 20–50%
μg/dl = micrograms per deciliter.
All lab results should be interpreted in the clinical context, so consult your doctor. ...Read more
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
Iron supplement: Take an iron supplement.Get a more detailed answer ›
Iron supplement: Take an iron supplement. Speak with your doctor about dosage. ...Read more
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.. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What if you are unable to donate blood, how could I decrease the iron level of my blood through nutricion?
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. ...Read more
Hello. My husband just got his blood work back and his iron level was slightly elevated at 169 ug/dl. Is this bad & what is the significance of it?
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
Inconsistent: Blood banks monitor the hemoglobin level of donor blood and would not collect blood from a potential donor with low hemoglobin. So the patient did not receive blood with low iron. However, if the patient is anemic due to iron deficiency s/he should take after consultation with the doctor. ...Read more
Anemia is Lo Hemoglo: You need to tell us about your Hemoglobin(Hb) level. That is what defines Anemia.... a level below 12 Grams in a woman equals anemia. Then you need to ask your doctor to find the cause and treat the cause, which is often excessive blood loss either thru menses or from another source. That is why you need to be checked thoroughly. Iron levels will help in defining the cause which is often Iron defi ...Read more
Look for letter: Usually screening Nurse will tell you if it is informal deferral & you can try again (after fixing issue) the following month. If more formally deferred, You will likely get a letter explaining the deferral and its duration. If tried at a Red Cross center, can call their donor line (800-733-2767) and ask--if you've eaten your dark greens (or iron supplement) they can set new appt to try again. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my school nurse took a blood test on me and my iron level is 117, is this low?
Normal ranges: Each lab must establish their own normal range for the tests they offer, so there can be some variation between labs. Your reported value is in the mid-range of normal for most labs. So you would likely qualify to donate blood in more places. ...Read more
My school nurse took a blood test on me and my iron level is 117, Is this low? Should I be concerned?
I'm having my iron levels tested tomorrow and did MDMA yesterday. Will this show up in my blood tests?
Im not anemic but my iron level wont go above 10.5 which iant high enough to give blood which I would like to do any suggeations?
Anemia: Is 10.5 your hemoglobin level? Either way whether this is your hemoglobin level or your iron (ferritin) level. The level is low and indicates that you are anemic. If you do have iron deficiency and you dont respond to oral iron then you probably should get intravenous iron. Discuss firther with your md. Make sure that you dont have any other reason that can make you anemic besides low iron. ...Read more
I donated blood yesterday and they told me i had very high iron level. Said 18.2, but i don't know the scale. I a 50 year old white male?
High iron level: The normal male serum iron level is: 65 to 176 μg/dl. Perhaps what the technician told you yesterday was that your hemoglobin (h) level was 18.2, which is high. If it was your h that the person referred to, see a physician for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more