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What foods are high in iron for low iron deficiency?

What foods are high in iron for low iron deficiency?

A lot actually: Here is a list of the top 10 iron rich doods by Kathleen Zelmam. Please click on the provided links: Www.webmd.com/diet/features/top-10-iron-rich-foods Www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/health-and-wellness/ ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin in toddler ?

Low hemoglobin in toddler
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Define low: After somewhat elevated hemoglobin levels around birth, infants grow faster than their blood is produced & have relatively low hemoglobin levels in infancy and childhood when compared to teen or adult values. The expected hemoglobin values vary by age and gender.If really low, it most often reflects nutritional deficiency , specifically for iron, but could also be due to losses. ...Read more

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High iron serum-167, low ferritin-113.Cbc&cmp normal.Symptoms:fatigue and mild anxiety.Are symptoms of iron overload possible with low iron 'storage'?

High iron serum-167, low ferritin-113.Cbc&cmp normal.Symptoms:fatigue and mild anxiety.Are symptoms of iron overload possible  with low iron 'storage'?

Iron: Not sure what your reference values for labs are but the ferritin does not look low. See if you can get an iron percent saturation that will be useful. If it is above 55%, you should look for iron storage diseases like hemochromatosis. ...Read more

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Why MCHC is low in iron deficiency anemia but normal in pernicious anemia?

Why MCHC is low in iron deficiency anemia but normal in pernicious anemia?

MCHC: MCHC=mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration This value is a calculated value of hemoglobin per red cell. In iron deficiency the body has difficulty making enough hemoglobin, and the resultant cells are both small and low on hgb. The defect with PA is not with hgb synthesis but with cell replication and nuclear maturation, so the amount of hgb/cell is unaffected. ...Read more

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Dad has very low iron in blood but very high ferritin due to MDS & transfusions. He is taking exjade. Does not low iron reduce his RBC production?

Dad has very low iron in blood but very high ferritin due to MDS & transfusions. He is taking exjade. Does not low iron  reduce his RBC production?

Complicated: A lab value is just a measurement. In some blood diseases including some myelodysplastic syndromes, the iron is abundant but not available for use. No specific treatment is guided by the labs you have described. ...Read more

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HFE mutation with low *6.7* ferritin and 61% sat. Do I need high sats AND high ferritin for iron deposits in body? Concern for low ferritin? Thanks!

Can be Iron def: Hemochromatosis results in increased iron absorption from diet. But it will not stop iron deficiency if you are losing iron/blood such as menstruation or pregnancy. Low ferritin says iron stores are low. High transferrin sat says you absorb excess iron from what you eat. Women with homozygous HC get organ damage about a decade later than men for this reason. If you are anemic take (!) iron briefly ...Read more

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I have ether low platelets and high rbc count or high platelets and low rbc count?

I have ether low platelets and high rbc count or high platelets and low rbc count?

Which one?: Without knowing that, it is difficult to provide a very helpful answer. High platelets can result for a number of different stressors and is not usually cause for alarm. Low platelet levels can be more worrisome, but do not usually warrant any special precautions unless ...Read more

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If low hemoglobin effects the high count of lymphocytes?

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Not really: Anemia does not cause elevation of lymphocytes...However the anemia and lymphocytosis may be related as those two may be caused by a particular blood disorder. For instance in a case of chronic lymphocytic leuekemia. When this chronic leukemia becomes more progressive and the cancer burden is becoming higher , anemia can happen.Mhowever, in majority other cases those 2 are not related. D/w md. ...Read more

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Was deficient in some vitamins due to malnutrition. Also have low platelet counts (as low as 80,000). Can the malnutrition affect my platelet count?

Was deficient in some vitamins due to malnutrition. Also have low platelet counts (as low as 80,000). Can the malnutrition affect my platelet count?

Yes : Malnutrition can effect all your systems. Maintain a good diet and get checked by your physician periodically to ensure full recovery. Platelet count of 80,000 is relatively low but not worrisome if it keeps improving ...Read more

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What causes low t cell count in newborns?

What causes low t cell count in newborns?

Poss Immunodeficienc: Low t cell counts in newborns is of concern and one should be evaluated for a congenital or acquired immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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What can cause low white cell count in adults?

What can cause low white cell count in adults?

See below: Please consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more

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Recent labs showed high platelets high iron high tibc low normal ferritin level of 12 is this iron deficiency ?

Recent labs showed high platelets high iron high tibc low normal ferritin level of 12 is this iron deficiency ?

Likely: The best test for iron deficiency anemia (ida) is ferritin. Sometimes when there is inflammation (an possible associated anemia of chronic disease/inflammation, the ferritin may increase as an acute phase reactant). The "gold standard" for diagnosis is a bone marrow biopsy, but rarely needed. High platelets are also associated with ida. Treatment should improve platelets and ferritin. ...Read more

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Help!! What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin, low hemocrait, low mcv, low mch, low mchc high rdw, high iron binding capacity, low ferritin?

Iron deficiency: You and your physician need to find the cause. It may be anything from heavy periods to non-supplementing vegetarianism to a bleeding gut ulcer or tumor to hookworm to a host of others. Good luck finding the real cause. You wil feel better when you are treated. ...Read more

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Does iron deficiency anemia causes fever? In infants? He has a high WBC count but not so significant.

Fe deficiency....: Does not cause fever. Your child may have acquired an infection, which would fall under the heading of true, true, and unrelated. If you re worried about your child's status, you should contact you doctor, tell them what's happening and then listen to their advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause raised red cell count but with low iron stores (anemia). White cell count is at lowest end of normal lab value?

Lots of things: First of all, "anemia" and "low iron stores" are two completely different labs. Anyone who rod you otherwise is making a common mistake. In thalassemia minor, red cells are small and their count maybe high despite a mild anemia. Insist on a complete answer. ...Read more

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Iron (Definition)

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