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What Can Cause Low Iron Levels
Been iron deficient probably bc of Remicade (infliximab) I am on. I was wondering if avascular neurosis of hip which was just diagnosed and cause low iron levels.
What causes low iron levels? How low are mine exactly?
Iron- 22 l(range: 50-170)
dibc- 424 (265-497)
% saturation- 5 l(15-50)
ferritin 6.6 l(6.0-137)
Mild to moderate iron deficiency: This kind of iron deficiency is very common in young women and can be related to heavy periods a diet rich in iron such as red meats and leaky this important plus iron supplement this could correct it if there is no acute or chronic bleeding that is undetected if you suspect a bleeding problem then please see your physician. ...Read more
I constantly have low iron levels, could this cause my body to not waste the blood or iron for my period?
My low iron levels have actually gotten worse after being put on a iron/vit c regimen. Besides bleeding, what can cause and sustain such low iron?
Serious stuff: The very fact that you're a man who's iron-deficient in the first place is worrisome unless you're a non-supplementing vegetarian. You've got hookworm, a stomach ulcer, stomach or colon cancer, gluten enteropathy, whipple's, or something similarly nasty until proved otherwise. ...Read more
Yes, iron deficiency: Can result in hair loss. Other common symptoms are pica (craving eating ice or dirt), headaches, fatigue and shortness of breath with exercise. An over the counter iron supplement taken every day along with Vitamin C to aid with absorption should help. Talk with your doctor to find out why you are iron deficient, and work on resolving the underlying cause as well. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
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