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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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Iron Poor Blood (Definition)

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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

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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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If there is a drug I can take for iron overload, wouldn't it be better to use that, instead of giving blood all of the time?

If there is a drug I can take for iron overload, wouldn't it be better to use that, instead of giving blood all of the time?

No: I am answering n0, because I do not know of a medcation that would remedy this problem without the necessity of withdrawing blood to keep the level of iron within an acceptable range. I am sure that consulting your hematologist would give you a better explanation than the one I have given you. Perhaps one of the colleagues on this site could help you more, good luck. ...Read more

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Would I lose a lot of iron if I lost 1 litre of blood?

Would I lose a lot of iron if I lost 1 litre of blood?

Yes: You would lose about about 20% of your blood volume but you would make new red cells using iron stores in your bone marrow. ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase your iron count in your blood?

What is the best way to increase your iron count in your blood?

Find why you're low: Anemia is always serious but have many causes. Find out why. There is no one-size-fits-all answer. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking iron as soon as my blood levels are normal?

Should I stop taking iron as soon as my blood levels are normal?

Yes: As soon as your HGB & hematocrit are in normal range you should stop taking iron. Too much iron is not good either, because it deposits in vital organs and cause problems. ...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.
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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

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I am still on iron pills because my blood was so low?

I am still on iron pills because my blood was so low?

Read below: Iron deficiency anemia (low blood count) is most commonly due to bleeding. The cause of the bleeding must be determined and stopped and the list iron must be replaced so you can make red blood cells. Iron is replaced with pills or injections, but some patients do not absorb the pills well. Ask your doctor what your iron levels are and why your blood remains low while taking iron. ...Read more

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Does dark red blood mean you have a lot of iron in it?

Does dark red blood mean you have a lot of iron in it?

Not always: It can indicate there is less oxygen in it (which is ok since it likely came from a vein, which is going back to heart to lungs for oxygenation), as arterial (/oxygenated) blood is often a rather bright red. No specific cause, just tendency. ...Read more

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My blood ferritin (iron) level is 59 ug/l is this low?

My blood ferritin (iron) level is 59 ug/l is this low?

Normal: Your ferritin level is normal. The normal range is 12-150 ng/ml. (1 ng/ml = 1ug/l). ...Read more

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After losing blood what foods can I eat that are high in iron?

After losing blood what foods can I eat that are high in iron?

Iron: Your green leafy vegetables. The best green leafy veggie to eat is raw spinach, kale or chard. Many people think a supplement is the only way to go. ...Read more

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How long does it take for blood count to go up after taking iron?

Variable course: If your absorption of iron is normal, and there are no other deficiencies, you should see a positive effect in a week or so. ...Read more

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After a blood test I was told my iron was high. What can I do for this?

After a blood test I was told my iron was high. What can I do for this?

Ferritin?: What's ur hgb what is ur ferritin
what is the iron level and saturation
These test infer required interventions ...Read more

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Are there any benefits of having a high iron concentration in the blood?

Are there any benefits of having a high iron concentration in the blood?

Not particularly: If you mean upper limit of normal as far as iron levels go, then you may be fine. High levels of iron in the blood can be damaging to many organs of the body. Hemachromatosis is a condition of large iron stores in the body. It is genetic. Sexual function, liver damage, severe arthritis, diabetes, heart failure and arrhythmia, thyroid disorder and many other conditions come from this. Get exam. ...Read more

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How long does it take for iron levels to go down with draining of the blood?

How long does it take for iron levels to go down with draining of the blood?

It may vary from: 1-3 months depending upon the baseline level of iron stores in the body. Take care! Http://www. Irondisorders. Org/phlebotomy. ...Read more

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What hereditary disease causes iron build up in the blood? Recessive or dominant?

Hemochromatosis: There are 4 different type of hemochromatosis. Type 1, the most common form and type 4 are adult-onset disorders. Type 2 is a juvenile-onset disorder and iron accumulation begins early in life, and symptoms may begin to appear in childhood. Onset of type 3 is usually intermediate between types 1 and 2. Type 1, 2, 3 are autosomal recessive. Type 4 is autosomal dominant. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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