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How Can I Not Be Anemic And Have Low Iron Saturation Levels
Matter of time: Low iron saturations could indicate the beginning of iron deficiency. However, the body stores quite a bit of iron in the form of ferritin, and it's not until the stores become depleted that the bone marrow starts to become unable to produce red blood cells like it's supposed to. ...Read more
Anemia: What is your hemoglobin? Anemia is diagnosed when your hemoglobin is below the normal level . The normal range will be different in male vs female. Now, anemia can be caused by so many different things- one of them is iron deficiency. Your iron saturation is lower that the normal range-that is the only thing i can say. But i dont know if you are anemic or not without knowing your hemoglobin. ...Read more
Female with Hep C. Low C3, low Iron saturation (11%), normal Iron, high Tansferrin (3.8 g/L) high TIBC 84 umol/L. Is this simple anemia or smthg else?
16 yr old female, was anemic in may with hemo 9. Hemoglobin now 13.5 but ferritin is 8, iron serum 32, iron saturation 9. Shld we supplement iron?
My hemoglobin is 11.5 but my uibc is at 398 iron serum is 27 and iron saturation is 6! is this dangerous? Can anemia kill you?
Rbc-3.37L, hemoglobin-8.9L, hematocrit-27.8L, platelet-643H, iron-11L, iron saturation-3%L. What does it mean? Anemia? Will I need iron transfusion?
Not necessarily: Try taking an oral iron supplement with multivitamins. Take the iron pills with meals. If constipation happens to be an issue, take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. With respect to diet - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more
Anemia found on labs. Iron serum: 21 Iron Saturation: 4, Ferritin: 3. Very heavy periods, and hadn't been taking iron. Blood transfusion needed?
Iron deficiency: It appears you have very low 'storage' iron -the ferritin. So if you supplement iron back, you should improve. Iron supplements are at CVS/drug stores. You should also get iron from foods. Broccoli, spinach, raisins, prunes, DARK chocolate, red meats, and some cereals like raisin bran or cream of wheat are full of iron. I doubt you need a transfusion unless your Hemoglobin is dangerously low. ...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
Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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