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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Iron Poor Blood (Overview)

It may mean any anemia, or specifically iron deficiency anemia.


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What are the symptoms of iron poor blood?

What are the symptoms of iron poor blood?

Iron deficiency anem: Anemia makes you tired and pale. Some get lightheaded, or have chest pain or shortness of breath. Iron deficiency can cause "pica" (craving something above and beyond needing it for food). The most common symptom is munching ice. Other people crave starch, chalk, dirt, or other unusual substances. It's important that iron-deficient people see an md so dangerous things like GI cancer are ruled out. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
296 Doctors shared insights

Iron Poor Blood (Overview)

It may mean any anemia, or specifically iron deficiency anemia.


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What are the tests for iron poor blood?

What are the tests for iron poor blood?

Iron level tests: A common screening test for low iron is the hemoglobin level, since iron is necessary for it to be produced. If high or normal iron is likely normal. If low, more specific tests include a serum iron study, iron binding capacity & serum ferritin (a carrier protein). ...Read more

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I am busy with my large family and don't have time for taking a child to doctors for something like iron poor blood. Who do we see for one-stop treatment?

I am busy with my large family and don't have time for taking a child to doctors for something like iron poor blood. Who do we see for one-stop treatment?

Not possible: There is no one-stop possible...Anemia can mean hundreds of different diseases, testing to find out which one is crucial. It is very foolish to neglect health of children. ...Read more

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What are the tests for iron poor blood?

Iron level tests: A common screening test for low iron is the hemoglobin level, since iron is necessary for it to be produced. If high or normal iron is likely normal. If low, more specific tests include a serum iron study, iron binding capacity & serum ferritin (a carrier protein). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of iron poor blood?

Iron deficiency anem: Anemia makes you tired and pale. Some get lightheaded, or have chest pain or shortness of breath. Iron deficiency can cause "pica" (craving something above and beyond needing it for food). The most common symptom is munching ice. Other people crave starch, chalk, dirt, or other unusual substances. It's important that iron-deficient people see an md so dangerous things like GI cancer are ruled out. ...Read more

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I am busy with my large family and don't have time for taking a child to doctors for something like iron poor blood. Who do we see for one-stop treatment?

Not possible: There is no one-stop possible...Anemia can mean hundreds of different diseases, testing to find out which one is crucial. It is very foolish to neglect health of children. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate level of iron in the blood?

What is the appropriate level of iron in the blood?

Iron levels vary…: …for different ages & genders & for pregnancy & lactation. Iron supplements are rarely needed in adult men unless they have proven iron-deficiency anemia. Too much iron can be deposited in organs & caused damage (hemosiderosis). See chart for recommended amounts. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of too high of iron content in the blood?

What are the symptoms of too high of iron content in the blood?

Hemachromatosis: Iron overload or hemachromatosis hs following symptoms
abdominal pain, fatigue, generalised darkening of skin colour, joint pains, lack of energy, loss of body hair, loss of sex desire, weakness. ...Read more

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My blood iron is 8 and hb is 68 please what food helpfuul to increase iron?

My blood iron is 8 and hb is 68 please what food helpfuul to increase iron?

Iron dietary sources: High iron sources include: spinach, prune juice, cream of wheat. Liver (chicken/beef) but limit because high in cholesterol.
Moderate iron sources: bran cereal, almonds, peaches, dried beans (chick peas, lentils, lima, red beans, blackeye peas, soybeans, white beans) or cooked scallops, cooked turkey/beef/lamb/pork.
Greatest amount of iron generally in the loin, sirloin and tenderloin cuts. ...Read more

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What can cause high iron in blood?

What can cause high iron in blood?

Hemochromatosis: Hemachromatosis causes accumulation of iron in the body causing multi oran problems. In addition to a comprehensive blood test you should check ferritin, iron and transferrin saturation levels.
(www. Chrisohmd. Com). ...Read more

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Is high iron in blood good or bad?

Is high iron in blood good or bad?

Iron overload: Genetic hemochromatosis causes excess absorption of iron which builds up in internal organs like the heart, liver, and pancreas causing organ dysfunction and failure. A similar thing can happen when patients get a lot of blood transfusions (because there is iron inside the red blood cells). High iron levels can also be seen with alcohol abuse and hepatitis. Please get checked out to see what's up. ...Read more

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What causes too much iron in ur blood?

What causes too much iron in ur blood?

Mostly genetics: Too much iron is called hemochromatosis which is an inherited condition. This is a dangerous condition requiring medical attention. If you suspect you have iron overload, please se your doctor. ...Read more

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What does low iron mean in a blood test?

Probably anemia: When hemoglobin and hematocrit are also low, thisis called anemia, and is treated easily by takinf ferrous sulphate 5 gr. Daily for few months. ...Read more

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Tried to donate blood couldn't, low iron?

Tried to donate blood couldn't, low iron?

Improve diet, re-try: It is not uncommon for some females to be borderline anemic and/or low iron, depending on menstrual issues and diet choices. If you increase your dark, leafy greens and protein intake for a couple of weeks, you will likely be both a little healthier and able to donate. We need your donation for patients! ...Read more

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How you can decrease iron level in blood?

How you can decrease iron level in blood?

Taking Blood Out: If your iron levels are too high, they may need to take tubes of blood out of your body to decrease it. Too much iron can be damaging to the heart and other organs. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my blood smells like iron?

Yes: Basic biology. Glad you're asking questions -- that's how we learn. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high iron in blood?

What are the symptoms of high iron in blood?

None to many: This is usually diagnosed as hemachromatosis. It is a genetic disorder. If high enough and long enough, it can affect ones joints (pain), glandular organs, (decreased libido and diabetes), the heart (abnormal rhythms) and many other organs and symptoms. One may become "bronze colored", develop low thyroid levels and develop liver disease. It is treatable if caught early and treated aggressivel. ...Read more

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Can diet and exercise reduce iron in the blood?

No: Iron deficiency is usually a sign of blood loss and not a result of diet or exercise. Low iron levels should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have too much iron in their blood?

Many people: A genetic mutation in the gene controlling iron metabolism is one of the commonest mutations in caucasians. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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Iron (Definition)

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