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Victims Iron Deficiency Anemia Crave Chew Ice
Pagophagia: The exact relationship between chewing on ice and iron deficiency has not been exactly worked out. Many physicians will order iron studies on patients that report chewing on ice just to make sure there are no deficiencies. Further studies will be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If iron deficiency is not treated, ultimately this can lead to high output cardiac (heart) failure. When someone is anemic, then their blood volume is low. This leads to increased cardiac output and ultimately the heart can't keep up with the demand. When this occurs, lack of blood flow leads to organ failure. Learning point is to treat it. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Could be: Need evaluation to look at other causes of bruising including medication side effects. ...Read more
Yes, depending on ..: Severity and intervention. In children, for example, fe deficiency from inappropriate cows milk ingestion can lead to hematocrit below 10% in severely affected patients, which can be insufficient to support organ function, particularly the heart, which must work even harder in the face of severe anemia. Death can occur. Working for you is that anemia develops slowly, permitting compensation. ...Read more
19 moth old ferritin 7(2-291), iron 61(40-100) iron binding capcity unsat 470(110-370), total iron binding capcity 531(228-428) transferrin%sat 11(15-57?
Non-anemic iron deficient patient ferritin 7, sat 10 and tibc 475, iron pills haven't help, still feel fatigue, add, lose my hair.What else will help?
Severe iron deficient anemia 12 yrs.mvp.new diagnosis of hepc.headaches.swollen spre tounge.require IV iron q 4mo. 417 IgM 8.2hgb 25hct iron low of 12. progn?
Probably excellent: If society is wise enough to provide the new hepatitis C treatment to everyone at a reasonable cost, getting rid of hepatitis C will probably benefit you greatly. You need to find out why you are iron deficient -- a workup by a competent physician is in order, checking for malabsorption, ulcer, hookworm, tumor, more. Once done this will help greatly. ...Read more
My ferratin is 6, hemoglobin 10.4 and hemocrit 34. Indicates iron deficiency anemia. Cannot take supplements due to ibs. No red meat. Recommendation?
IRON are: Oysters, kidney beans, beef liver, tofu, beef (chuck roast, lean ground beef), turkey leg, whole wheat bread, tuna, eggs, shrimp, peanut butter, leg of lamb, brown rice, raisin bran (enriched) are all sources of iron. There is also injectable iron if you truly have problems with the pills due to your ibs. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Craving dirt, or many other crunchy materials (ice, starch, etc) is called "pica" and may be a sign of iron deficiency. There is no known explanation for this but it has been postulated that our ancient or prehistoric forefathers might have corrected severe iron deficiency by getting iron out of eating iron-containing dirt or pebbles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For iron deficiency should you take iron supplements + iron -enriched foods? Worried about iron overdose. And how long to get iron back in system?
Fe deficiency is a..: Symptom of a problem as much as being a problem in its own rite. It's important to both correct the deficiency and discover its source. To correct, continue oral fe supplements until hematocrit normalizes then continue for another 3months to replete stores. If you find the source and fix it, your only significant source of fe loss is bleeding. If you don't fix it, the fe deficiency will recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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