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How do I treat low iron saturation levels?

How do I treat low iron saturation levels?

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 more

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What diet should I have with low iron saturation levels?

What diet should I have with low iron saturation levels?

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 more

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What are the complications of having low iron saturation levels?

What are the complications of having low iron saturation levels?

Fatigue: Iron may not adequately deliver to bone marrow to produce new red blood cells. Iron may not transfer to other tissues like muscles. ...Read more

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How can I not be anemic and have low iron saturation levels?

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

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What does it mean when my iron saturation levels are low?

What does it mean when my iron saturation levels are low?

Maybe iron deficient: Low iron saturation could indicate an overall iron deficiency, but there are other blood tests that need to be done to determine this. Most common causes for iron deficiency are poor absorption from the diet and blood loss. If left untreated, low iron can lead to anemia. ...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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How can you raise your iron saturation levels? Mine came back low at 19%, iron was 51. 37/m

How can you raise your iron saturation levels? Mine came back low at 19%, iron was 51. 37/m

Take more iron!: I wouldn't worry too much about saturation. But with an iron saturation of under 25%, your body is using up the iron you are taking, so you may need to take more (or eat more iron-rich foods!) to meet your body's needs. ...Read more

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What does a low iron saturation level in the blood mean?

What does a low iron saturation level in the blood mean?

Room for iron!: Most of the body's iron is bound to that red stuff in our red blood cells, hemoglobin. The rest is bound to proteins, like the blood protein transferrin. If there are still more possible binding sites for iron on transferrin, then the iron saturation is low. This can mean that the body's storage iron is running low. It can be seen before full iron deficiency anemia develops. ...Read more

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If my hemoglobin levels are normal does it matter that my iron saturation levels are low?

If my hemoglobin levels are normal does it matter that my iron saturation levels are low?

Yes: Iron deficiency will make you feel run down well before you become anemic. Iron's also essential to your cells' doing their metabolism. Many physician's don't realize this. You may want to look at where you might be losing blood and/or your diet -- are you getting enough for your needs? ...Read more

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My iron levels are A8, ferrtin 50 and iron saturation is low as well. i regularly take iron but it is not absorbing?

My iron levels are A8, ferrtin 50 and iron saturation is low as well. i regularly take iron but it is not absorbing?

Ferritin is OK.: A ferritin of 50 is normal, although your body's low iron saturation means you are using up the iron as quickly as you take it. So you may need to take a higher dose of iron. Taking iron several times a day with orange juice (or another form of acidic beverage) may help. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin 13.4, Ferritin 10, Iron Saturation 9.0, Iron 40, MCH 24.8, MCHC 31.4, RDWCV 17.4. How can Hemoglobin be normal, and other levels so low?

It's early: Iron levels drop long before hemoglobin does. I'm glad you're interested in your health. Try to find out where you're losing iron (ulcer? stomach cancer? hookworm? colon cancer? 100s of other possibilities) or whether perhaps your diet is insufficient or you donate a lot of blood. Stay on top of this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was informed my iron level is a 7 and my iron saturation is a 10. I am a 30 year old female with Ibs-d .How low is this. I was informed to take iron

I was informed my iron level is a 7 and my iron saturation is a 10. I am a 30 year old female with Ibs-d .How low is this. I was informed to take iron

Take iron: Iron deficiency is common in women during reproductive phase of life. If you are not able to tolerate oral iron, discuss the option of intravenous infusion of iron with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does low iron saturation mean?

What does low iron saturation mean?

Suggests deficiency: Your body has produced plenty of the protein that wants to transport iron, and there's little being transported. This is a good screening test for actual iron deficiency, and it's wise for your physician to seek the cause. ...Read more

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What could lead to low fe(iron) saturation?

Several reasons: Can be blood loss form heavy periods or GI bleeding or other bleeding, inabiltiy to absorb, can be related to diet. You need to have work up see a hematologist. ...Read more

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What do iron saturation levels of 11.1 mean?

Iron deficinecy: You are iron deficient you need to have additional work up and start replacement see your primary care physician and if needed they will send you to hematologist. ...Read more

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What does having a low iron saturation mean?

What does having a low iron saturation mean?

Anemia: it can mean that iron deficiency anemia is occurring. Further blood tests are necessary to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do these iron levels indicate; iron 47, tibc 441, iron saturation 11?

MIld Fe deficiency: This may indicate a mild iron deficiency. Can't tell if you have iron deficiency anemia as there is no HGB / hct supplied but this could be a possibility. ...Read more

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My iron saturation says the normal count is 20-50. Mine is 7 is that too low?

That is fairly: Low. Presumably it was checked because your are anemic, and that would support chronic blood loss as the cause a resultant iron deficiency. ...Read more

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My iron saturation level is less than 5%, do I need to be concerned about complications?

My iron saturation level is less than 5%, do I need to be concerned about complications?

Iron deficiency: What is your ferritin? What is your hemoglobin? You have iron deficiency. Whether you also have anemia or not will depend on the level of your hemogobin. The treatment is easy-to take iron supplement. However the most important one is for your to know why your iron is low. Go to see your doctor , d/w your md what the test means, implication etc and get more evaluation as needed. ...Read more