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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)

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

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What. can. cause. low. iron. in. a. woman?

What. can. cause. low. iron. in. a. woman?

Mesntrual cycles etc: monthly bleeding, iron deficiency in diet, B12 deficiency, folic acid deficiency- get examined and tested. ...Read more

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What would Cause low iron in child who drinks pediasure?

What would Cause  low iron in child who drinks pediasure?

Needs other sources: Pediasure only contains a small amount or iron. The child must need iron from other sources in the diet. Pediasure only contains 15% of the days requirement for iron. Iron suppements can be used or foods containing more iron should be introduced in to the diet. Meats, fish and green leafy vegetables are good sources of iron. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low iron in women ?

What is the cause of low iron in women ?

Many causes.: Menstruation, gastrointestinal blood loss, and lack of iron intake are the most common causes. However, I have seen female collegiate basketball players iron deficienct secondary to extreme persiration (yes you lose some iron in in sweat). Both male and female runners (usually long distance) can experience foot strike hemolysis, thereby urinating excess iron. Many more. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low iron saturation lab results?

What is the cause of low iron saturation lab results?

Poor iron intake: Usual adding an iron supplement to the diet will help, be sure to discuss the lab results with the ordering physician. ...Read more

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For the past 2days ,i've been feeling tired ,& now i feel like my breathing very low.What could be the cause?Low Iron ,Or No blood /oxygen?Help Fast.

For the past 2days ,i've been feeling tired ,& now i feel like my breathing very  low.What could be the cause?Low Iron ,Or No blood /oxygen?Help Fast.

Tired and dyspnea: With shortness of breath , feeling tired and heavy bleeding , you definitely have to see your PCP. Your Hemoglobin might be really low hence you might need to be transfused. Go ASAP . If you cannot get an appointment, go to the emergency room so your blood can be checked ...Read more

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I hit my hand, and now my 4 fingers are swollen, and bruised. What is the cause? Does low iron cause this?

I hit my hand, and now my 4 fingers are swollen, and bruised.  What is the cause?  Does low iron cause this?

Hurt, not iron: If you hit your hand hard enough to cause bleeding inside, the blood will follow gravity and so will the bruise. Fingers may swell also. Not related to iron levels. Elevate your hand, wrap it with ace and wrap fingers with Coban if needed. Don't use ice or NSAID's. Apply cream or jell with Arnica in it. Give it a couple weeks to heal. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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What can cause low absorption of iron (Ferritin 39) & omega3 fatty acid (HDL cholesterol 35) for 50+ female even after taking the right diet ?

What can cause low absorption of iron (Ferritin 39) & omega3 fatty acid (HDL cholesterol 35) for 50+ female even after taking the right diet ?

Vit C: There are many reasons for vitamin deficiency. To absorb iron you must take vitamin C as well. If person taking any kind of anti acid- omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) and others of this type- it will decrease absorption of many nutritional substances. ...Read more

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If I have low iron for to long and don't take care of it will it cause other health problems?

If I have low iron for to long and don't take care of it will it cause other health problems?

The main issue: With sever iron deficiency is anemia. Patients with long standing anemia have fatigue and shortness of breath. It may not be debilitating, but one would clearly feel better if the iron issue was addressed. ...Read more

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Could low iron cause me to be tired?

Yes: Iron deficiency can lead to anemia, which often causes fatigue. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause me to be bloated?

Can low iron cause me to be bloated?

Unlikely: Low iron is not associated with bloating, though the two may coexist independently. If you are iron deficient you could take over the counter iron supplements. Take the pills withe meals and if constipation happens take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. ...Read more

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Can having a low iron count which wud be low iron stores cause headaches and palpitarions?

Can having a low iron count which wud be low iron stores cause headaches and palpitarions?

Absolutely yes!: Anemia can be caused by iron deficiency. Anemia means you don't have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. This causes headaches and makes your heart work harder to get oxygen where it is needed. Symptoms of anemia also include feeling very tired, low energy, and short of breath when walking or exercising. Anemia can be easily treated, so see a doctor! ...Read more

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Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Possibly: Iron deficiency can cause weakness and fatigue, which can feel like body aches. Other symptoms can be pale skin, dizziness, decreased exercise tolerance and irritability. If you think this describes how you're feeling you can see your physician and they will run blood work to check for you. ...Read more

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Is an iron level of 44 low enough to cause symptoms of constant tiredness?

Is an iron level of 44 low enough to cause symptoms of constant tiredness?

Unlikely by itself:: Too ? iron for RBC production by bone marrow, resulting in anemia could (in turn) result in ?ed heart rate & breathing with activity, fatigue, etc. It is the anemia (?ed ability for the blood to carry oxygen) which results in the fatigue, when this exists, not just ?ed iron per-se. For marketing reasons, many issues which could be relevant (if severe enough) are promoted as primary cause; "cures". ...Read more

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The range of iron in body should be between 60-180, I have it as 37, is it that low to cause dizziness?

The range of iron in body should be between 60-180, I have it as 37, is it that low to cause dizziness?

That is low: But the question is how is the low iron impacting your ability to make rbcs. Lightheadedness would be related to the anemia, not the iron level per se. ...Read more

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My Hb count is very high I.e.17.4 and RBC count is also 6.4 million but the iron count is low .i.e. 33. What are the possible causes?

My Hb count is very high I.e.17.4 and RBC count is also 6.4 million but the iron count is low .i.e. 33. What are the possible causes?

History is key: If you've been like this all your life, this may be your normal value and need not be a concern. If you tend to turn blue or have poorer exercise tolerance than your peers, you may have a right-to-left shunt in heart or lungs that's been missed. You may have a minor Hgb or receptor mutation. I trust you're not on anabolic steroids. The Hgb is high-normal for a guy in my book. ...Read more

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I recently had blood work done and my iron was low (37). Everything else is normal. Should i be concerned? What could cause it to be low?

Menstral periods: Women lose blood and iron with their menstrual periods, or donating blood. You need to eat iron rich foods such as green leafy vegetables or take an iron supplement. ...Read more

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My b12 is low 100 iron is 22 started injection but m worrying if it had cause any damage coz was feeling weak since months and they tested nw?

My b12 is low 100 iron is 22 started injection but m worrying if it had cause any damage coz was feeling weak since months  and they tested nw?

Nutritional deficien: The recovery of symptoms are based on what kind of damage has happened. Usually it will get better with improvement in the deficiency state. ...Read more