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What are the symptoms of low iron levels in men?

What are the symptoms of low iron levels in men?

Why do you ask?: If a man feels tired or has diminished exercise tolerance, anemia is a consideration. It needs to be investigated by a physician. Self-treatment by taking iron will simply mask the cause of iron deficiency, which especially in a man is a bleeding ulcer or stomach cancer until proved otherwise. If the guy is iron-deficiency from vegetarianism, he needs to wise up and supplement. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low estrogen in women?

What are symptoms of low estrogen in women?

Periods: Menopause is a time when the ovaries stopped producing estrogen. The symptoms of hot flashes, pain with intercourse, and droopy breasts. In women of reproductive age, the symptoms may be different. Very light periods, lack of periods, or shrinking breasts can be clues. You can determine low estrogen by a blood test (lh, fsh, estradiol) on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle and a week before. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low testosterone in women?

What are the symptoms  of low testosterone in women?

Female & Testosteron: Not sure where this question is coming from or what you are really asking. But, yes, women do have some testosterone and men have some estrogen. There are no symptoms to report in either scenario. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of low iron levels?

What are some of the symptoms of low iron levels?

Odd cravings or Pica: Iron deficiency may cause anemia with fatigue, coldness, weakness, decreased exercise tolerance, palpitations and shortness of breath. You may also see changes in hair (color,hair loss or thinning), nails (brittleness, lines, grooves), mouth (stomatitis), tongue (glossitis) and stomach (gastric atrophy/abdominal pain). Unusual cravings (Pica) for ice, starch, clay, or other items may also occur. ...Read more

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Causes of low anemia in men?

Causes of low anemia in men?

Low Blood Count: This is a rare situation for younger men. So, it must be taken seriously. First would be a general sense of one's health. Are there any chronic illnesses or infections? Next would be if there could be a bleeding ulcer or other situation in the GI tract. Any good medical provider will investigate this situation fully to make sure the cause is identified and treated. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of iron deficiency anemia in pregnant woman?

What are symptoms of iron deficiency anemia in pregnant woman?

Iron def. anemia: The symptoms in pregnancy for anemia are jsut as in any other conditions but in pregnancy it can affect the fetus as well so you should talk to your ob/gyn md. You will feel tired as in any anemia. Pica is difficult to attribute to iron def. As you normaly could have pica in pregnancy by itself. Ur prenatal vitamin have iron but if you still need additional amounts you need evaluation for it. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of progesterone deficiency in women?

What are symptoms of progesterone deficiency in women?

Progesterone: The most common symptom is irregular menses caused by non-ovulatory cycles. Another may be sustained spotting for a week or more. The action of progesterone is to prepare the lining of the womb for a potential implantation (pregnancy). When there is a lack of sufficient progesterone the lining degenerates and various withdrawal bleeding episodes can occur, ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in young men?

What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in young men?

Many symptoms/signs: Asthenia, decreased "energy", loss of libido, depression, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, poor muscle mass, difficulty in maintaining/increasing muscle mass, lack (failure to develop) a normal male hair distribution, decreased facial hair, .......... But many of these things overlap with other conditions. See your doctor; it's easily tested...... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low estrogen in girls?

What are the symptoms of low estrogen in girls?

No symptoms: Before they begin their period, girls have menopausal levels of estrogen, but have no symptoms. Once a girl begins having periods, her estrogen may rise and fall erratically for 1-2 years before stabilizing. Around the age of 16, a young woman should have fairly regular cycles. If they are particularly light, or they don't happen at all, she should be evaluated for low estrogen. ...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 is the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in menstruating women?

What is the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in menstruating women?

It depends : Although the data is old, according to the usa center for disease control statistics referenced below, it is about 3%. Center for disease control and prevention. Iron deficiency—United States, 1999–2000. Mmwr morb mortal wkly rep. 2002;51(40):899. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low iron in women ?

What is the cause of low iron in women ?

Many causes.: Menstruation, gastrointestinal blood loss, and lack of iron intake are the most common causes. However, I have seen female collegiate basketball players iron deficienct secondary to extreme persiration (yes you lose some iron in in sweat). Both male and female runners (usually long distance) can experience foot strike hemolysis, thereby urinating excess iron. Many more. ...Read more

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Why are the hematocrit and blood concentration levels lower in women than in men?

Why are the hematocrit and blood concentration levels lower in women than in men?

Testosterone: Testosterone causes some proliferation of the red cell precursors at puberty. I suspect this is the result of natural selection as early humans were hunter-gatherers. High hemoglobin improves aerobic fitness (ask a sports cheater), and allows faster running. Survival requires you run faster than the next guy when you're both being chased by a bear. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of higher testosterone in women?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of higher testosterone in women?

High Testosterone : High testosterone symptoms depend on just how high the testosterone is. It can cause cliteromegaly in extreme cases. Other symptoms are acne, oily skin, hoarse voice, and change in muscle bulk. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of magnesium deficiency in men?

Depends: Symptoms can vary from person to person, but in general, muscle spasm, palpitations, weakness, etc. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits.html. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency in most women?

What are the symptoms of vitamin d deficiency in most women?

Statin intolerance: Women and men with vitamin d deficiency often have myalgia-myocitis when they take statins. Normalizing the serum vitamin d then allows the physician to successfuly re-start statins in over 90% of patients. Cj glueck md. ...Read more