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What Does Having A Deficiency In Iron Mean For The Body
Iron: Iron is a component of many enzymes and chemical structures in the body. Most importantly it is a component of hemoglobin which the oxygen carrying molecule in a red blood cell. Without enough iron, not enough red blood cells can be produced and you will develop iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more
Can u explain iron saturation-3. I understand it indicates iron deficiency but what does it mean? Only 3% is being absorbed in my body?
Not quite!: Most of the iron in body floats attached to carrier proteins. These proteins carry the iron around the body to the places needed & release it to the tissues. Iron saturation is a measure of how much of the iron binding proteins are taken up by iron. If you have low iron the binding proteins go even up to try get more iron. The saturation is the % of these proteins taken up by iron. ...Read more
I love to chew on ice, in fact I eat it like it's going out of business (lol) does this mean I have an iron deficiency?
What is it called when your body can't absorb iron or an inability to absorb iron? I intake heaps of iron but still have an iron deficiency ?
More info needed: Knowing your iron level, per cent saturation, and ferritin would be helpful. Also your hemoglobin pattern and mcv--size of red cells. Never take iron with milk or milk products, as the calcium decreases iron absorption, malabsorption of iron may be associated with bowel problems--discuss with your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
If you have normal RBC and Hemoglobin does that definitely mean that your oxygen supply is enough At The Moment even though you have Iron deficiency ?
Usually not related: If a person has a normal amount of hemoglobin, regardless of how many red blood cells he has, the amount of oxygen supplied to the various parts of his body is related to other factors (not directly related to his normal amount of hemoglobin). Other factors include the amount of oxygen in the air, the quality of oxygen transfer in his lungs, the amount of blood pumped per heart contraction, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does iron and vitamin d deficiency affect my body. What can I do. Besides supliments. To bring my levels up?
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