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Doctor insights on: What Does Too Much Iron Do To Your Body

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How to determine when your body have consumed too much iron?

How to determine when your body have consumed too much iron?

You can't tell: Unless you do some blood testing. But i would advise it only under the appropriate circumstances. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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What blood test shows if you have too much iron in your body?

What blood test shows if you have too much iron in your body?

No single test: Serum levels of ferritin and iron should both be done to assess body iron. There is also a genetic test for predisposition to accumulating iron in the body. ...Read more

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Could prior accidental poisoning cause too much iron in body?

Could prior accidental poisoning cause too much iron in body?

Iron overload: It is uncommon for iron overload to occur as a result of poisoning. More likely etiologies are congenital disorders such as hemochromatosis, repetitive blood transfusions, or a hematologic condition which prevents normal iron usage. It is important for you to be seen by a hematologist to determine how severe your iron overload is, what the etiology is, and what's the best treatment. ...Read more

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Does too much iron trigger thyroid?

Does too much iron trigger thyroid?

No: No, iron in the diet will not trigger the thyroid. You may be thinking of iodine, which is needed for thyroid hormone production, but our diets are generally rich in iodine, so more of that will not usually affect the thyroid either. ...Read more

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Does too much iron in the heart cause tachycardia and hyperventilation? Or does it cause a feeling like the heart is not responding to exertion?

Does too much iron in the heart cause tachycardia and hyperventilation? Or does it cause a feeling like the heart is not responding to exertion?

Clarify: If you have any reason to believe you have hemochromatosis or friedreich's ataxia (the two "iron in the heart" diseases), or if you have heart-related symptoms, don't self-diagnose or spend time on a "pop" / internet disinformation site. Get seen. We can't diagnose or treat at a distance, much as we'd like to. These are both serious. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if i consume too much iron?

Iron Consumption: Too much iron can be very dangerous. Iron overdoses can lead to acute G.I. Bleeding and be toxic to the heart. Do not exceed the dose that was recommended by your physician. If you believe that you have acutely taken too much iron, seek emergency medical care. ...Read more

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What causes too much iron in ur blood?

What causes too much iron in ur blood?

Mostly genetics : Too much iron is called hemochromatosis which is an inherited condition. This is a dangerous condition requiring medical attention. If you suspect you have iron overload, please se your doctor. ...Read more

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Can too much iron cause petechae?

Petechiae = Bleeding: Petechiae are caused by the slipping of red blood cells through small capillary vessels, broken capillaries, or the loss of platelets/clotting factors. None of these would be affected by your iron intake. ...Read more