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Iron Deficiency Women
Fatigue, Pallor: For mild iron deficiency, there may be no symptoms. As deficiency, and anemia, become more severe, people may feel tired, and their lips may be pale. Their heart may beat faster and may even beat irregularly. For a detailed description of the symptoms of iron deficiency, read http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/ida/signs.Html. ...Read more
Is it normal for me to be having pain behind my eyes? I have iron deficiency anemia like many women. Could my lack of iron be causing this?
Help with pain behind my eyes. I have iron deficiency anemia like many women. Could my lack of iron be causing this?
Is iron deficiency anemia common in women w/Hx G0 P0? Is Hb 10.6, iron total 23, ferritin 4L severe? Hx of moderate but lighter periods in last 8mnths
Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency is common in menstruating women. Your lab result are consistent with iron deficiency anemia. Take oral iron supplement with multivitamins. Take iron pills with food. If constipation becomes an issue, use a fiber laxative like Metamucil. For good health - 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Pls Advice what is functional iron deficiency for a female and what may be range of iron[ in figures] when that is diagnosed in a women-thanks?
Iron deficiency: I don't know quite what you mean by "functional", but in general, iron deficiency is not a problem unless it results in symptomatic anemia. The actual numbers which would result in symptoms would vary from woman to woman. It is not the iron levels themselves that you would be most interested in, but the results of the hemoglobin and hematocrit are most important. Good luck. ...Read more
Female aged 15, says she has iron deficiency. Recently feels faint now and again as if she is going to pass out? Any ideas, it comes on now an again?
Anemia: Anemia as that caused by iron deficiency can certainly cause lightheadedness and a feeling of fainting. Heavy periods can be a cause of this as well as poor dietary intake of iron. Have her follow-up with the dr. For eval and lab work to get properly treated. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're an average 20 year old woman who doesn't get outside very much and has an iron deficiency, is taking 1000iU of Vitamin D safe?
Yes it is safe: But it may not be necessary, so do not waste your money unless you get checked first from a doctor who can check your Vitamin-D level in your blood which will likely be normal. But that is the best way to know if your body needs more of this vitamin or it has adequate amount for your health needs. ...Read more
I am a 34-yr-old female diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia two years ago. GI has not recommended colonoscopy. Should I be concerned?
Yes. Get checked.: If you have iron deficiency anemia, there can be several causes: 1) Diet-you could be iron deficient if you are a vegetarian 2) Heavy periods or irregular vaginal bleeding 3) GI bleeding from gastritis (inflammation in your stomach) or a growth in your colon. I would recommend checking stool cards for occult (microscopic) blood. If these are positive, you definitely need a colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iron deficiency? Female ~ RDW high 19.3, MCV 82, RBC 4.81, hemoglobin 12.9, hematocrit 39.2, ferritin 13, tibc 326, uibc 221, iron sat 32%, iron serum 105. Should i supplement? Thank you!
Maybe: You have low ferritin levels while the other labs are essentially normal. A low ferritin level maybe the earliest sign of low iron levels. It may fall before iron levels do. Other causes of low ferritin include hypothyroid levels. You should follow with your primary care doctor to make sure these other tests are normal. A course of iron therapy maybe indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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