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Normal Iron Saturation Levels Women
Yes: Iron deficiency will make you feel run down well before you become anemic. Iron's also essential to your cells' doing their metabolism. Many physician's don't realize this. You may want to look at where you might be losing blood and/or your diet -- are you getting enough for your needs? ...Read more
Receive labs results today. What could it mean when I have and iron saturation of 52% and normal ferritin levels? Is that bad?
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, there is nothing wrong in the information you provided. What is your hemoglobin?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Hemoglobin 13.4, Ferritin 10, Iron Saturation 9.0, Iron 40, MCH 24.8, MCHC 31.4, RDWCV 17.4. How can Hemoglobin be normal, and other levels so low?
It's early: Iron levels drop long before hemoglobin does. I'm glad you're interested in your health. Try to find out where you're losing iron (ulcer? stomach cancer? hookworm? colon cancer? 100s of other possibilities) or whether perhaps your diet is insufficient or you donate a lot of blood. Stay on top of this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Iron saturation of 4, iron level of 17, normal binding and 11.4 hemoglobin. I do take iron- assuming menstration is not allowing my body to catch up?
I was informed my iron level is a 7 and my iron saturation is a 10. I am a 30 year old female with Ibs-d. How low is this. I was informed to take iron
Take iron: Iron deficiency is common in women during reproductive phase of life. If you are not able to tolerate oral iron, discuss the option of intravenous infusion of iron with your doctor. ...Read more
Female with Hep C. Low C3, low Iron saturation (11%), normal Iron, high Tansferrin (3.8 g/L) high TIBC 84 umol/L. Is this simple anemia or smthg else?
First find out why: Low iron saturation may be evidence of iron deficiency. Low ferritin level would be more specific. If you suspect that you are iron deficient, you should work with a medical professional to find out why your are iron deficient and then to increase your knowledge about the different ways low iron levels can be replenished. ...Read more
Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more
Maybe iron deficient: Low iron saturation could indicate an overall iron deficiency, but there are other blood tests that need to be done to determine this. Most common causes for iron deficiency are poor absorption from the diet and blood loss. If left untreated, low iron can lead to anemia. ...Read more
Low iron and anemia: Can certainly make you feel horrible. Very low vitamin d can cause some mild symptoms, but nothing like the fatigue due to iron deficiency. Luckily, both are testable and replaceable. See your doctor. ...Read more
Iron deficiency: What is your ferritin? What is your hemoglobin? You have iron deficiency. Whether you also have anemia or not will depend on the level of your hemogobin. The treatment is easy-to take iron supplement. However the most important one is for your to know why your iron is low. Go to see your doctor, d/w your md what the test means, implication etc and get more evaluation as needed. ...Read more
Take more iron!: I wouldn't worry too much about saturation. But with an iron saturation of under 25%, your body is using up the iron you are taking, so you may need to take more (or eat more iron-rich foods!) to meet your body's needs. ...Read more
Iron saturation was low at 19% iron was low normal at 51. How can I increase iron saturation? 37/m
Iron supplement: Take Iron supplement, If you like...take liver. Improve your overall nutrion. ...Read more
Room for iron!: Most of the body's iron is bound to that red stuff in our red blood cells, hemoglobin. The rest is bound to proteins, like the blood protein transferrin. If there are still more possible binding sites for iron on transferrin, then the iron saturation is low. This can mean that the body's storage iron is running low. It can be seen before full iron deficiency anemia develops. ...Read more
My iron levels are A8, ferrtin 50 and iron saturation is low as well. I regularly take iron but it is not absorbing?
Ferritin is OK.: A ferritin of 50 is normal, although your body's low iron saturation means you are using up the iron as quickly as you take it. So you may need to take a higher dose of iron. Taking iron several times a day with orange juice (or another form of acidic beverage) may help. ...Read more
Is it okay that my ferritin level is 5, and my iron saturation is 2? I don't have any trouble absorbing iron, but nothing seems to improve it, either
Gluten enteropathy: You may need evaluation for celiac disease (wheat, rye or barley allergy) which commonly results in iron deficiency. Underlying blood loss should be ruled out, but celiac disease (gluten enteropathy) hides and might be the cause of your failure to utilize the iron you present to yourself. Cognitive impairment may be due to vitamin B12 deficiency which is also common in gluten enteropathy. ...Read more
30 year old female with following out of range blood results: Iron: 235 Tibc: 463, iron % saturation: 51, ferratin: 58. What could this indicate? Feeling very worried!
Do you have any symptoms? Why were these tests done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, there is nothing to be concerned about the results you provided.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Matter of time: Low iron saturations could indicate the beginning of iron deficiency. However, the body stores quite a bit of iron in the form of ferritin, and it's not until the stores become depleted that the bone marrow starts to become unable to produce red blood cells like it's supposed to. ...Read more
Anemia: What is your hemoglobin? Anemia is diagnosed when your hemoglobin is below the normal level. The normal range will be different in male vs female. Now, anemia can be caused by so many different things- one of them is iron deficiency. Your iron saturation is lower that the normal range-that is the only thing I can say. But I don't know if you are anemic or not without knowing your hemoglobin. ...Read more
I have an alert low iron saturation and below normal on my ferritin is it safe to exercise and how serious is this?
Anemic?: Not enough space to fully explain, but is your hemoglobin low? That is what really matters. Are you exercising already? If so, and no symptoms, you can likely continue but do need to follow up with you r doc on why your iron stores are low. ...Read more
Iron panel- UIBC: 109 (low), Iron serum: 170 (high), Iron saturation: 61% (high), TIBC: normal, Ferritin: 40 (normal). What can cause this?
May be normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, there does not seem to be anything extraordinary in your lab results. Generally it is a good idea to treat the person and not the lab results. ...Read more
What does it mean if iron saturation is consistently low (11%) but Ferritin is in normal range (34)? My 3yr old son has had these results since 9m
My iron saturation is 8, the lab ref range is 15-55, what does this mean? My hemoglobin has been normal so far.
This is serious: Iron deficiency is already established and symptomatic before the hemoglobin drops. Many people do not realize this. In fact, this may have something to do with your generally feeling unwell. If additional labs confirm iron deficiency, tou need to find why you are iron-deficient (diet, monthly loss, loss from disease) and manage the cause and replace the iron. Stay proactive in this. ...Read more
14 month son blood report. Iron% Saturation 15%LowHemoglobin 9.2LowHematocrit 29.4LowPlatelet Count 646Higheverything else normal. What it means?
Anemia: He may have an iron deficiency anemia. A low platelet count and blood count in a 14 month old boy can have many causes. Viral infections, genetic diseases, medications, infections, lymphomas or leukemias are some of them. He needs a complete physical exam and it is possible a bone marrow biopsy may need to be done. ...Read more
'serum iron level' 26umol/l. 'saturation of iron binding cap '50%. %iron saturation 52%. 'serum ferritin level' 40ng /ml. What does it all mean.?
Normal iron status: The serum iron test measures iron in blood. Iron is bound to proteins in blood (mainly transferrin), so the % sat is proportion of iron binding proteins that carry iron. Ferritin is the amount of iron in reserve stores. In iron deficiency, iron and ferritin are low, transferrin is high, and % sat is low. ...Read more
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