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Doctor insights on: Too Much Iron In Blood

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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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Is too much vitamin K bad for those with high blood pressure?

Is too much vitamin K bad for those with high blood pressure?

Vitamin K: If you only have high blood pressure, vitamin K is not going to worsen blood flow and may even help. Vitamin K needs to be avoided if you are on blood thinners, since blood thinner help to control clots, that is where the misconception lies. ...Read more

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How dangerous is too high ferritine, when iron and transferrine saturation is normal, in blood test?

How dangerous is too high ferritine, when iron and transferrine saturation is normal, in blood test?

Elevated ferritin: Elevated ferritin can be caused by a lot of things. It's an acute phase reactant which means the levels increase with inflammation from other diseases. To answer your question we would need more info like what other symptoms or diseases you may have. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will hemotomochrosis ( too much iron in blood) effect a mans fertility?

Possibly: Hemochromatosis can be an infiltrative disease and that's important in fertility because if the pituitary gland is infiltrated with iron it can alter the signals to the gonads (testes and ovaries). Because of this, there can be a decrease in production of either sperm or eggs and that obviously isn't good when you're talking about fertility. ...Read more

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What causes too much vitamin b-12 in the blood?

B12: Usually overdosage of oral or injectable, it is not common to have excess just with diet, and is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Is having too much protein in your urine dangerous?

Is having too much protein in your urine dangerous?

It could be: It depends on the reason, for example if you are a diabetic and you are having too much protein in your urine you should see your doctor, it could be a marker of kidney damage. ...Read more

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What happen when there's too much protein in your blood....?

What happen when there's too much protein in your blood....?

The disease: Process associated with too much protein in the blood is multiple myeloma. Are you referring to this or to the risks of using excess protein supplements? ...Read more

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Can too much coffee thin the blood?

Caffeine: I am not aware of any blood thinning properties of caffeine or coffee. Caffeine is certainly not used as a medicine for blood thinning purposes. ...Read more

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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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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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Can too much iron in blood cause the hands break out in cracks that bleed?

Can too much iron in blood cause the hands break out in cracks that bleed?

Unlikely: Chapped, dry, cracking skin sounds like a type of eczema.Frequent washing or wet hands makes this worse.Perscription meds may be required to control this condition. ...Read more

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High iron and iron saturation. Ferritin normal.can this be caused by eating too much iron rich foods? Will decreasing iron rich foods help?

High iron and iron saturation. Ferritin normal.can this be caused by eating too much iron rich foods? Will decreasing iron rich foods help?

See Doctor: It is unusual for a woman who is still in the age group having menstural periods to have a high iron and iron saturation, and also unusual for the ferritin to be completely normal range if the iron is very high. You might have an unusual disease called Hemochromatosis, which is an iron storage disease. Stop any iron or multivit+ mineral supplements and see doc. Might need phlebotomy (take blood ...Read more

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Increasing blood volume with florinef (fludrocortisone) will it dilute blood and cause less red blood cells as more liquid so less oxygen to organ per beat?

Increasing  blood volume with florinef (fludrocortisone) will it dilute blood and cause less red blood cells as more liquid so less oxygen to organ per beat?

Basically no: Blood volume will increase only slightly if you dose with fludrocortisone, and hematocrit will decrease minimally and is likely to correct to normal in a few days. This is an extremely dangerous medicine unless you know exactly what you are doing. ...Read more

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How much sugar is too much in pregnancy?

How much sugar is too much in pregnancy?

Difficult: This is a difficult question to answer because many don't know that items such as ketchup and salad dressing have sugar in it, thus saying limiting sugar to 2 teaspoons a day doesn't help unless measuring out for coffee, etc. Fruit has sugar in it, but we recommend fruit and vegetables in pregnancy. Eating healthy foods is best choice, and get screened for diabetes by obstetrician. Exercise, too! ...Read more

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What happen to the blood circulation if a man consume too much unsaturated fat?

What happen to the blood circulation if a man consume too much unsaturated fat?

Fat: Saturated or unsaturated fat is not the issue some thought it was relative to heart disease. Here's a link http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/features/truth-about-saturated-fats The type of fat to avoid is called "Transfat." This is human made and the body does not recognize it. It's in lots of things, especially junk food. Consider coconut oil or olive oil for good fat and satiety. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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