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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
292 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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Get a heme test of stool
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Make dietary changes
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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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Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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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

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more