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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.. ...Read more

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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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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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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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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat complex carbohydrates with protein
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Eat before you feel tired or nauseous
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Have glucose available if blood sugar is too low
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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?

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?

Ferritin?: Is that a ferritin level? And are you sure the units are right? If so, this could've caused by several things. Other iron studies and blood counts would've helpful. Have him see his physician. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
in the morning
Eat small high-protein meals / snacks of 125 cal
every 3 hours
Eat lunch on a regular schedule
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Eat an extra snack before exercise (100 cal)
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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. ...Read more

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