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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

Iron Poor Blood (Definition)

Iron-poor blood is a condition where there is a lack of iron leading to insufficient ability of the blood to transport oxygen throughout the ...Read more


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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 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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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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Blood tests show low sugar and iron. Have symptoms of ulcer. Is this likely to be the cause?

Blood tests show low sugar and iron.  Have symptoms of ulcer.  Is this likely to be the cause?

Low sugar/iron: A gastric(stomach)ulcer can cause slow bleeding therefore loss of iron , some people may have multiple endocrine syndrome( men1) that causes tumors that secrete Insulin ( insulinoma) and others that secrete gastrin(gastrinoma) , consequently low sugar from too much Insulin and low iron from slow bleeding as a result of gastric ulcer, however low glucose and low iron may entirely be unrelated. ...Read more

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My recent blood test showed a high level of iron in my blood (223) and a saturation% of 65. Can this contribute to depression symptoms?

My recent blood test showed a high level of iron in my blood (223) and a saturation% of 65. Can this contribute to depression symptoms?

Yes: Hemochromatosis, if this is what you have, is famous for impairing anterior pituitary function. Depression may coexist, or depression may be the sole problem and the elevated iron due to your perhaps having taken a few iron-rich nutritional supplement pills recently, or the poor physical and mental function from hypopituitarism may have been called depression, or you may have something else. ...Read more

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My dr. Ordered a blood test to check my iron , due to symptoms i'm having ... They called told me my iron is low . Do I have anemia? Tibc 471 sat.12%

My dr. Ordered a blood test to check my iron , due to symptoms i'm having ...  They called told me my iron is low . Do I have anemia? Tibc 471 sat.12%

Probably: You're anemic if and only if your hemoglobin / hematocrit are low, but these labs are very suggestive of being iron deficient whether or not you are anemic from it yet. You'll want to search with your physician for the underlying cause, especially ruling out blood loss from undiagnosed disease. ...Read more

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Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more