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Too Much Iron In Blood
Iron overload: It is uncommon for iron overload to occur as a result of "too many pills". More likely etiologies are congenital disorders such as hemochromatosis or repetitive blood transfusions. It is important for you to be seen by a hematologist to determine how severe your iron overload is, what the etiology is, and what's the best treatment. ...Read more
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
Hi. I have too much iron in my blood and was tested, but dont have hemocromathosis. What is best for me to do ti get it in balance?
Donate blood: If you are otherwise eligible to donate blood, you should do so. You will be doing a good deed and it will lessen you iron overload. 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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No period for 2 yrs bcuz i lose too much iron &blood on it. What's the best way for me to get pregnant without having to have a period?
Consult a specialist: You will likely need to have at least a few cycles in order to get pregnant. Or you can see a reproductive endocrine and infertility specialist (rei) doctor who can help you get pregnant. Most drs would recommend that if periods make you anemic that you are on daily iron pills, and possibly further investigation by dr if you have an iron-deficiency issue other than blood loss. With planning! ...Read more
I constantly eat ice. I used to be iron deficient, but recent blood work show i no longer am. What could be causing me to crave and eat so much ice?
Iron deficiency pica: Make sure a ferritin level was done to check for low total iron body stores. If normal, then it may take your brain a few more weeks to let the signal to eat ice subside. I hope your teeth are still intact. Best wishes. ( btw, i had this earlier this year. It is costing me 2, 000 dollars in crowns). I was shocked at how impossible it was to resist this compulsion, and I am a psychiatrist. ...Read more
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