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Doctor insights on: Can A Low Levels Of Iron Make You Become Dizzy

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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During a heavy period can your iron levels get low? Can this make you feel dizzy?

During a heavy period can your iron levels get low? Can this make you feel dizzy?

Iron deficiency: Yes and no. If the lady has low iron stores which is the case in 50% of young women then periods which if heavy can further stress the iron stores and contribute to further iron deficiency and anemia down the road . If some one has adequate iron stores then periods per se should not cause low iron levels . But anemia or iron deficiency is what I suspect here. Iron supplementation may be needed. ...Read more

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Could a low iron level make a person get cold quickly?

Could a low iron level make a person get cold quickly?

Yes: The answer is yes. Your doctor also, however, need to check your thyroid level as low thyroid also can cause cold intolerance. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a low blood iron level?

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. ...Read more

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Can a person feel terrible due to low levels of iron saturation and d?

Can a person feel terrible due to low levels of iron saturation and d?

Low iron and anemia: Can certainly make you feel horrible. Very low vitamin d can cause some mild symptoms, but nothing like the fatigue due to iron deficiency. Luckily, both are testable and replaceable. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a low iron level cause you to be dizzy?

Can a low iron level cause you to be dizzy?

Low Iron Dizziness: Low iron may be associated with a low red blood cell count -- iron-deficiency anemia. Anemia may present with dizziness. Go see your primary healthcare provider for a history and examination. Drink plenty of fluids in the meantime. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel shaky and tired with normal blood sugar levels if you are use to having high blood sugar?

Is it possible to feel shaky and tired with normal blood sugar levels if you are use to having high blood sugar?

Yes: It takes time for your boby to adjust to a normal sugar level. That's why we always recommend a gradual approach rather than a quick fix. ...Read more

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If you have low iron stores following a blood test, can that lead to anemia? Is there a recommended dosage of iron supplement to help restore levels.

Yes and yes: The first thing to go down low is the iron storage. If you don't fix it- eventually you are going to become anemic. Yes, you can take iron supplement by mouth 3x/day. But most importantly is to find why your iron is low. You should have a GI work-up- egd and colonosocpy and check your urine- to check blood in urine. If + blood in urine- you need imaging study, perhaps urologist etc. Go to see gp. ...Read more

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Can the low iron and low vitamin d be making me feel depressed and anxious? Saturation 11.8, iron 30, and a high vitamin B12 level of 965.

Can the low iron and low vitamin d be making me feel depressed and anxious? Saturation 11.8, iron 30, and a high vitamin B12 level of 965.

Possible...: Low iron and low vitamin d can contribute to feelings of fatigue, which are often associated with depression. Anxiety is less likely to be related, although the anxiety could be secondary, meaning the symptoms cause anxiety symptoms. Treatment for the iron and vit d will help determine whether your mood symptoms are related or not. ...Read more

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I have a high ferritin level. Could a very heavy period be your body trying to get rid of some iron?

I have a high ferritin level. Could a very heavy period be your body trying to get rid of some iron?

Maybe . . .: Ferritin is a protein your body uses to hold onto iron. Low ferritin suggests not enough iron, possibly leading to anemia. Too much ferritin might indicate iron overload or hemochromatosis. Heavy periods usually lead to anemia if you don't consume enough iron or produce enough blood to make up for difference. Best to follow up w/your family physician to check your blood count. ...Read more

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Will it make you tired if ptt levels are too low as in below a 1?

Will it make you tired if ptt levels are too low as in below a 1?

Other way.: Tired lowers your ptt level. Specifically, the inflammatory state that makes one tired is activating delta (deep sleep) waves in the brain in a way that is one of extremely few inflammatory pathways that aspirin DOES NOT BLOCK. Inflammation triggers liver production of clotting proteins lowering PTT. Steroids inhibit all these inflammatory pathways. ...Read more

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Can low iron make you cold and tired?

Indirectly yes: Low iron can cause anemia which can cause fatique.Iron is also important for correct cellular metabolism which could result in feelings of cold and fatique. ...Read more

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Low blood oxygen levels, at what number would be low enough to cause a person to fall to the floor and have a blackout?

Low blood oxygen levels, at what number would be low enough to cause a person to fall to the floor and have a blackout?

Depends: Its the rate of fall thats more important than the actual number. When the partial pressure of oxygen falls below 55 or 88% hemoglobin saturation the delivery of oxygen to our organs begins to decrease. If your organs, like the heart , is already damaged this drop can be very dangerous. If the organs are healthy they can tolerate this drop in oxygen levels for several minutes, sometimes even longe. ...Read more

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Do i need iron supplements if I have a blood ferritin level of 11.2? My regular iron levels are within range, but I'm often dizzy and sleepy.

Other data needed: Ferritin is the storage form of iron that makes sure you always have normal serum iron level as in your case. You need to look at your hemoglobin and glucose levels and several other parameters to explain your symptoms ...Read more

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Can having low magnesium make you dizzy?

Can having low magnesium make you dizzy?

Not usually: Usually magnesium deficiency promotes high blood pressure not low. Magnesium deficiency causes other things than dizziness. ...Read more

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Can having a high stress level make you feel tired?

Can having a high stress level make you feel  tired?

Yes it can: Stress drains energy leads to fatigue and can result in physical illnesses, headaches, backaches and other medical issues. Learn stress management techniques and consider psychotherapy. ...Read more

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How to increase hb level or iron in body i'm anemic become tired and looking pale?

How to increase hb level or iron in body i'm anemic become tired and looking pale?

Cause of anemia: Your physician will tell you if this is iron-deficiency anemia from your periods / past or present pregnancies. If it isn't, he/she will offer the best treatment. If it is, the choice is between oral iron supplements, injectable iron, and a diet rich in iron -- seek guidance if you opt for only the latter as there's bad information out there. ...Read more

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