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What do you feel like when you have low iron?

What do you feel like when you have low iron?

Multiple symptoms: Fatigue, cold hands and feet, short of breath after exertion, sleepy, involuntary leg movements at night. ...Read more

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What happens when you have low iron levels?

What happens when you have low iron levels?

Iron deficiency: Low iron makes you tired, pale, lightheaded, and short of breath. It can cause "pica" (craving something unusual). The most common symptom is munching ice. Additional symptoms include foggy thinking, poor hair and nail growth, itching, and restless legs. Pregnant women with low iron can have children with lower iq scores than if they had adequate iron stores. ...Read more

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How would you feel if you have low iron level?

How would you feel if you have low iron level?

Tired: Both a lack of iron in some of the tissues and (eventually) a lack of hemoglobin in the blood causes fatigue and diminishing exercise tolerance. ...Read more

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How should you feel physically if you have low iron level?

Depends: Low iron levels are usually reflected in the development of anemia (low hemoglobin) this can make you feel tired and lethargic and rundown. Also low iron levels can sometimes make people crave odd things (pica) such as toilet paper, dirt, ice cubes, etc. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have low iron and b12?

How do you know if you have low iron and b12?

Blood test: There are some symptoms that can clue you in about a possible problem but the confirmatory test is a blood test. ...Read more

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If you have low iron does it stop your period?

If you have low iron does it stop your period?

No: True iron deficiency is common and serious. It's simply a myth that your body will stop the monthly flow to conserve iron. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol if you have low iron?

Can you drink alcohol if you have low iron?

TryHeavn'sGrapeJuice: Well, it won't make you feel any stronger in the long run.Some say alcohol stores iron in the body but I don't think that is significant unless you are a lush (like several drinks a day for several years,like,you know,a flaming drunk)The bright side is that wine is made of grapes which contain a fair amount of iron(100gm=2%RDA) and wine has .6mg/5oz=roughly 10%RDA. But there are better sources. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do when you have low iron and low vitamin b12?

Please tell me what to do when you have low iron and low vitamin b12?

How low?: How low and which parameters did you check? I will go with iron rich food and B12 rich food first depending on how low the levels are... If very low, sometimes oral supplementation may not be sufficient. ...Read more

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What is the best food or supplements to take if you have low iron or if ur body doesn't retain iron?

What is the best food or supplements to take if you have low iron or if ur body doesn't retain iron?

First find the cause: Most important is to find out why your levels are low. For younger women, menstruation is the main reason. Low iron levels can be caused by blood loss, red blood cells not being made quickly enough, being destroyed or dying too quickly. Consult a doctor before taking supplements or making major dietary changes. Some iron-rich foods include dark green leafy vegetables, figs, dark molasses. ...Read more

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If you have low iron stores following a blood test, can that lead to anemia? Is there a recommended dosage of iron supplement to help restore levels.

Yes and yes: The first thing to go down low is the iron storage. If you don't fix it- eventually you are going to become anemic. Yes, you can take iron supplement by mouth 3x/day. But most importantly is to find why your iron is low. You should have a GI work-up- egd and colonosocpy and check your urine- to check blood in urine. If + blood in urine- you need imaging study, perhaps urologist etc. Go to see gp. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling like I have low iron. I'm pretty sure I do becausestart eating more foods with iron in it?

What to do if I am feeling like I have low iron. I'm pretty sure I do becausestart eating more foods with iron in it?

Iron Deficiency?: There are many possible causes of fatigue. Iron deficiency is one potential cause. Too much iron can cause serious problems with iron overload, so it is important to avoid overdoing iron intake without having proper lab evaluation documenting iron deficiency. ...Read more

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What would hairloss from low iron levels look like?

What would hairloss from low iron levels look like?

Hair loss/low iron: What makes you think you have low iron levels? If you are a male it is not at all uncommon to begin to lose hair. There are options for preventing this, believe it or not, starting with a hair stylist. ...Read more

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I would like to know what the high iron can do yo me though. It id not heridtary, I always had low iron before. I am not on any medications?

I would like to know what the high iron can do yo me though. It id not heridtary, I always had low iron before. I am not on any medications?

Recheck labs: It is very difficult for a person to have high iron if he does not take iron-containing supplements and doesn't have a hereditary or genetic disorder where his body holds onto iron inside the liver. People with that disorder get liver damage. One can recheck the tests, which is not just the iron level, but also ferritin, transferrin, and transferrin saturation. A doctor can discuss the results. ...Read more

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Why do I get low iron?

Why do I get low iron?

Low iron: Low iron in females is commonly caused by heavy and irregular mensturation. ...Read more

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My iron was 9 is that low?

My iron was 9 is that low?

Check out these: Links. Follow up with your dr and discuss the cause of your anemia which is likely from excessive menstrual bleeding or intestinal blood loss. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/iron-fe?page=1. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-anemia-basics. http://www.m.webmd.com/women/guide/understanding-thyroid-problems-basics. Http://www.M.Webmd.Com/depression/default.Htm. ...Read more

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Reasons for low iron levels?

Reasons for low iron levels?

Less in or more out: Either lack of iron intake from diet (ie. Vegetarian), lack of iron absorption (ie. Celiac), or iron losses (ie. Bleeding). ...Read more

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What is low iron saterstion?

What is low iron saterstion?

Saturation?: Do you mean low iron saturation? That would mean that your hemoglobin is low. That the iron in you blood is low. What used to be called "iron poor blood" by the promoters of geritol. ...Read more

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What are some low iron foods?

Why do you ask?: It's your physician's task to explain why you've been recommended to have a low-iron diet. If this is for the management of hemochromatosis (the easiest of all the very-serious diseases to manage), then ask a couple of experts whether this is really key to its management given the awesome effectiveness of therapeutic phlebotomy, or whether you can eat what you enjoy. ...Read more