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How Possible Is It To Have Low Iron Despite Having Good Rbc
Yes: By good rbc i believe you mean a normal rbc/ hct/ hemoglobin with normal rbc size and population distribution numbers. Early iron deficiency can occur with normal rbc measurements yet low or no serum iron or storage iron which is what is measured by serum iron levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Anemia means low red blood cell count, there are many causes for this, one being iron defiency...Others would include bone marrow suppression, increased destruction of red blood cells or other deficiencies in the building blocks of red blood cells (folate, vit b 12)... Etc. Various blood test can help narrow the list, see your doc or a hematologist. ...Read more
No: No. These are two different issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
If RDA's for B-vitamins are achieved with whole food, is it possible to still have high homocysteine, and if so, does it indicate gut dysbiosis ?
Yes: There are some known reasons for high homocysteine, including genetics, folate deficiency (some don't list this as a B), and who-knows-why. As a lab specialist, I'd urge you not to pay much attention to this number. There's a rare genetic syndrome in which it's way-high, but most of us are not impressed that a mild elevation's a risk factor for anything. "Gut dysbiosis" is dubious stuff. Cheers. ...Read more
Certainly: Low blood glucose does not cause anemia. Anemia does not cause low blood glucose. Can you have both simultaneously but unrelated- certainly. Are you eating a normal diet? Aggressive dieting or poor nutrition may be related both to iron deficient anemia and to poor liver glycogen stores and so the low glucose and anemia might be linked by a common other cause, however. ...Read more
For years ive been iron deficient but had normal to high RBC. How is this possible? Potential Cause? Unexplained and untreated due to normal/high RBC.
I have an alert low iron saturation and below normal on my ferritin is it safe to exercise and how serious is this?
What would be the best diet for male sperms to have more count i mean. people say diet can affect ur sex and how much fun u have is that true?
No, ...: Such info catches attention from the public, which in turn generates a huge volume of political correctness and commercialism. If male infertility is your concern, seek evaluation since some 10-15% of couples may not conceive under unprotected sex, and some 50% of causes are from female, 30% from male, and 20% from both. Premature ejaculation is the most common concern in male sexual disorders. ...Read more
I have low iron. Dr. Advised to change my diet and precribed iron supp. How can I be sure it is not related to a medical illness, would labs indicate?
What could it mean if my ferritin is low but hemoglobin normal? I have taken an iron supplement for the last year, but my ferritin does not increase.
B12 Deficiency: There are several things that happen with a B12 deficiency including anemia, neuropathies, and non-soecific neurological affects such as fatigue, depression, irritability, and psychosis. You ask an excellent question. Through research, i could not find any whether the neurological symptoms could occur before the anemia. Clinically, patients are diagnosed with B12 deficiency through anemia first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have really high potassium in your labs, but still have low magnesium? Or are the two linked?
Would it be possible for a body to have adjusted to autoimmune hemolytic anemia over time. I have had fatigue, low grade fevers, positive coombs test, and an alarming drop in blood levels after surgery not losing much. labs come back low normal.
Worth knowing: Let's finish your workup. Plenty of folks are Coombs-positive but not hemolyzing. If your reticulocyte count is up and you're well-nourished and aren't iron-deficient and it's been a while since surgery, maybe you're hemolyzing -- a reticulocyte count will tell you. With Coombs-pos, fatigue, low-grade fever, get tested for lupus. Your physician needs these missing pieces. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed iron pills but chose to stop, is it bad to have anemia and have low levels of iron? If so, what's the worst that can happen..?
Iron deficiency: Low iron makes you tired, pale, lightheaded, and short of breath. It can cause 'pica' (craving something unusual). The most common symptom is munching ice. Additional symptoms include foggy thinking, poor hair and nail growth, itching, and restless legs. Pregnant women with low iron can have children with lower iq scores than if they had adequate iron stores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnant and have a fissure. Taking prenatal vit without iron. Is that fine? I know iron s important but dnt want to have a hard stool 'cause of iron
I have low hemoglobin/hematocrit but my iron levels are that of a healthy person; a liver problem?
Anemia: The list of things that can cause anemia is too long to list here, but it includes many other things besides iron deficiency. It is important that you undergo evaluation by a hematologist in order to receive the correct diagnosis and determine the appropriate therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If your iton level is 22 but feretin level is normal, are you still considered to have low iron and feel the symtoms of low iron.
Iron panel: I encourage you to discuss the blood work result with your doctor. To answer your question completely- i want to know how normal is your ferritin and what is the iron saturation. If the ferritin is above 50 and the iron saturation is completely normal- then no, you do not have low iron and subsequently your fatigue is likely due to some other problems- but not related to the iron. ...Read more
I am trying to conceive. My level of dl-phenlalanine has shown to be low. Is it ok to supplement in this case, or are there risks? Thank you.
Phenylalanine: The l form of phenylalanine is an essential Amino Acid found in foods such as beef, poultry, pork, fish, milk, yogurt, eggs, cheese, soy products, and certain nuts and seeds. The d form is synthetic, not found in food. You haven't shared what you're wanting to treat (except a lab result). Do you feel you need a supplement for some reason, rather than natural foods? http://tinyurl.com/m9rs2vd. ...Read more
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