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What Does Low Iron Do To Your Body
I was told that my iron levels in my body are really low.... If my iron levels keep going down what will happen?
Can cause anemia: Low iron relates mainly to your blood counts and how your bone marrow handles your body's need for hemoglobin. Low iron can be nutritional, because your body breaks down blood cells or because you are losing blood. The last two causes result from your body trying to avoid anemia by using iron to make more blood. Anemia and low iron need some investigation and treatment. Even if n anemia, not normal. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The range of iron in body should be between 60-180, I have it as 37, is it that low to cause dizziness?
HFE mutation with low *6.7* ferritin and 61% sat. Do I need high sats AND high ferritin for iron deposits in body? Concern for low ferritin? Thanks!
Can be Iron def: Hemochromatosis results in increased iron absorption from diet. But it will not stop iron deficiency if you are losing iron/blood such as menstruation or pregnancy. Low ferritin says iron stores are low. High transferrin sat says you absorb excess iron from what you eat. Women with homozygous HC get organ damage about a decade later than men for this reason. If you are anemic take (!) iron briefly ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would i feel light headed even when sitting, all of a sudden and i jerk my body to try to come out of it , could it be low iron?
Light Headed: May be. Get checked for Hemoglobin and routine initial blood work. ...Read more
The range of iron in body should be between 60-180, I have it as 37, is it that low to cause dizziness? Does it mean I have anemia?
There are times when my entire body feels cold. I had blood work done and was told I had low iron. How do I improve my circulation to be warmer?
Exercise daily: Human body needs daily exercise: movement and activity as opposed to sedentary life on a desk , sofa or bed. So we need to devote 1-2 hours of time where your body is moving: either as a brisk walk, jog or in the Gym exercising including weight lifting. This will give you extra body heat and help improve your muscle strength and mental state. Your doctor can check your blood counts(CBC) if needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Missing a period, means less blood loss which usually will cause less iron depletion. However in cases of severe malnutrition, such as seen with anorexia, a woman can stop menstruation and have low iron but it is not the cause. If your periods are less frequent and flow is not heavy, your doctor should check for other causes of low iron. ...Read more
My iron was low due to meds, i also believe it caused hair loss, but off them now and eating well. How long for hair/body to recover with diet?
Recover: Too difficult to say when your hair will recover but it will happen. Please be patient! ...Read more
What could cause reacurring severe body pain every few weeks. Mostly chest, back, legs and buttocks. ? Blood tests show high cholesteral and low iron.
Stress/many things.: Many things can do this. Stress is a prime reason. Your period can contribute also. So can excess physical activity and not enough rest. Iron supplements can help by keeping your blood count up and so help versus fatigue. A good diet with lots of fruits and vegetables can help with your cholesterol. So try to do these things and get more rest. Good luck. ...Read more
Have Low ph?, low iron, mono. Having skin flares, tired, body hurts to touch, bad ear ache muffled hearing but dr said ? I was fine. What could it be?
Pain in right side of body from neck to ankle with shoulder & shoulder blade pain & chest hurts,tired low iron I have asthma but I have trouble breath?
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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