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Damor Saturation Medication
Get it evaluated: I cannot even try to visualize what you mean by blood pockets. Have a doctor take a look and he/she will be able to tell you what is going on. ...Read more
I'm taking a look through online med records from 6 months ago & see 82% 02 saturation, 31 TCO2 & 41 P02. Wayy out of ref range. Whats this mean?!?
Error or problem: sounds like you are looking at a test of blood removed from body by needle, not determined by photometric method (finger clip). The numbers you give might represent venous blood rather than arterial. Or if photometric, just a defective placement. At 82% most people your age are either pretty sick or on top of a high mountain. ...Read more
Body needs more: One simplified answer is: Your iron level may be reported as within a normal range, but your body needs more iron than it currently has, and therefore makes more of the protein that transports iron in the blood. Your blood is now iron "absorbant" rather than "saturated," and your iron saturation is reported as low. ...Read more
Iron test results - 29.1 umol (10 - 28) saturation levels 46%. What does this mean? Should I be worried?
Gene test: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, you may wish to get tested for the hemochromatosis gene variation. Visit this site for info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemochromatosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351443 ...Read more
First find out why: Low iron saturation may be evidence of iron deficiency. Low ferritin level would be more specific. If you suspect that you are iron deficient, you should work with a medical professional to find out why your are iron deficient and then to increase your knowledge about the different ways low iron levels can be replenished. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several factors: Several factors determine oxygen saturation. These include the amount of oxygen you breathe, the ability of the lungs to extract oxygen, the amount of red cells to carry oxygen, the ability of the heart and blood vessels to deliver oxygen to tissues, and efficiency of organ to use oxygen, any problems affecting these can cause low saruration. Treating a disease, exercise, supplemental o2 may help. ...Read more
Iron saturation: Iron saturation or also called transferrin saturation is how much iron an individuals body holds. To make is simple, an increased iron saturation means that you have a high amount of iron bound in your blood. Consult your practitioner as to the significant of your result. Usual adult value is between 20-50% depending on an individual. ...Read more