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Doctor insights on: Too Much Iron

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Can too much iron cause petechae?

Can too much iron cause petechae?

Petechiae = Bleeding: Petechiae are caused by the slipping of red blood cells through small capillary vessels, broken capillaries, or the loss of platelets/clotting factors. None of these would be affected by your iron intake. ...Read more

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Could too much iron cause problems for me?

Could too much iron cause problems for me?

Yes : Excessive iron is toxic to the body. Humans have evolved a mechanism for transporting toxic iron around the body. Too much or too little iron not, good for, your health. Simple blood tests can determine if you have these conditions. Please see your doctor if you suspect iron problems. ...Read more

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How would i know if I have too much iron in my diet?

How would i know if I have too much iron in my diet?

You check..: Serum ferritin and iron saturation. If either or both are too high, you are getting too much iron. Too much iron, without the disease hemochromatosis, will actually decrease your iron absorption. So it is very hard to do this by diet. It is a dangerous possibility with taking excess iron containing multiple vitamins. They should be hidden from children! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if i consume too much iron?

Iron Consumption: Too much iron can be very dangerous. Iron overdoses can lead to acute G.I. Bleeding and be toxic to the heart. Do not exceed the dose that was recommended by your physician. If you believe that you have acutely taken too much iron, seek emergency medical care. ...Read more

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How to determine when your body have consumed too much iron?

How to determine when your body have consumed too much iron?

You can't tell: Unless you do some blood testing. But i would advise it only under the appropriate circumstances. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if a woman loses too much iron?

Could you tell me what happens if a woman loses too much iron?

She will...: She will become anemic. Also, iron stores in muscles will become depleted (myoglobin) further worsening fatigue. Muscle cramps are also common with depleted iron, especially in the legs! ...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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Does too much iron trigger thyroid?

Does too much iron trigger thyroid?

No: No, iron in the diet will not trigger the thyroid. You may be thinking of iodine, which is needed for thyroid hormone production, but our diets are generally rich in iodine, so more of that will not usually affect the thyroid either. ...Read more

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Should i take zinc tablets if I have too much iron?

Should i take zinc tablets if I have too much iron?

No problem.: The sites in the small intestine that absorb zinc and iron are not identical. Taking zinc will not affect iron levels in any way. ...Read more