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Is it good or bad to exercise hard when you have iron defiency? And is it also dangerous when you experience slight dizziness during the exercises?

Is it good or bad to exercise hard when you have iron defiency? And is it also dangerous when you experience slight dizziness during the exercises?

Exercise is good.: However, it should be only to the point of symptoms. More important is to seek a thorough medical exam to clarify the source of ones iron deficiency and dizziness. ...Read more

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What is the difference between iron defiency anemia and being low on iron ?

What is the difference between iron defiency anemia and being low on iron ?

You can have: Low iron without anemia, but if the iron is not corrected the anemia will develop. ...Read more

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What to do if I have iron defiency anemia.Is there a chance i could die in the future if not treated?

What to do if I have iron defiency anemia.Is there a chance i could die in the future if not treated?

Very unlikely: Iron supplements should correct the problem unless you have other causes such as colon issues. If you are really iron deficient, you should consider a GI evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a platelet count of 428 worrisome? I have iron defiency.

Is a platelet count of 428 worrisome? I have iron defiency.

Not yet: Elevated platelet count is often seen in iron deficiency and should resolve on correction of deficiency. I trust that you are taking oral iron supplements. Take the pills with food and if you experience constipation, use a fiber laxative. You doctor may repeat the platelet count once you iron stores are replenished. ...Read more

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Can iron defiency anemia lead to weight loss?

Can iron defiency anemia lead to weight loss?

Probably not: But, the cause of iron deficiency is important, and that can lead to weight loss. Please work with your doctor to determine why you are iron deficient. ...Read more

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Can i give my 2 yr old son over-the-counter multivitamins with iron if he is iron defiency anemic and how long should he take it?

Can i give my 2 yr old son over-the-counter multivitamins with iron if he is iron defiency anemic and how long should he take it?

Not enough. : Usually over the counter multivitamins with iron do not have enough iron to correct the iron deficiency. There are good iron formulations (my kids iron) that an be used. Even on the iron specific formulations, the duration is several months. Talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have chronic muscle aches throughout my body and my doctor took tests but can't find what wrong. Can my iron defiency anemia be the cause?

I have chronic muscle aches throughout my body and my doctor took tests but can't find what wrong. Can my iron defiency anemia be the cause?

Fibromyalgia?: is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body. To be included in the diagnosis of FM, this pain should be located in at least three out of four quadrants of the body. Ask your PCP to provide referral for your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I bleed a lot during my period so this led to me having iron defiency last year. It got better but now I feel slightly dizzy again when I walk. Why?

I bleed a lot during my period so this led to me having iron defiency last year. It got better but now I feel slightly dizzy again when I walk. Why?

Period: The fact that you were treated for anemia with symptom resolution last year does not mean it can't happen again especially if you are still experiencing heavy periods. See your doctor again. Good health. ...Read more