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What Effect Does Iron Deficiency Have On Sedimentation Rate
Not directly: Not directly, but cause of the iron deficiency might.
I have an iron deficiency. My resting heart rate typically seems to be between 82-85bpm. I haven't exercised in over a year due to injury. Normal?
Listen to your body: That is a fairly high resting heart rate. Exercise is essential to health. If you have been taking iron for more than 3 months and you continue to be iron deficient you may be having trouble absorbing iron because of low stomach acid. This can interfere with the absorption of zinc and magnesium as well. These deficiencies can make you much more sensitive to stress and interfere with healing.
With an iron deficiency & a heart rate (resting) of approximately 82 is it safe to start jumping rope for exercise/getting fit? Harmful or beneficial?
Listen to your body: If you do a gentle pretend jump roping, like skipping rope, slowly, you will get good movement that will stimulate blood flow in even 30 seconds. That should increase circulation to your entire body. Doing this every 30 minutes while awake and gradually increasing the duration will be very beneficial to you as you are correcting your iron deficiency. In less than a month you will be stronger.
I have an elevated sedimentation rate, elevated white blood cell count, elevated absolute neutrophils, elevated absolute lymphocytes, & low iron level?
How do you FEEL?: If the white cell values are not extremely out of range, and all are well formed, I would not worry about them. Iron is more worrisome as even without anemia, low values can war of poor nutrition or bleeding from an uncertain or tumor. Nobody here can really tell you much more than that we are glad you are amtaking an active role in understanding your health.
I am a brittle asthmatic with iron-deficiency anaemia. Ferritin is 4, and my haemoglobin is 9.7. Today, my resting heart rate is 150bpm. See a doctor?
See your MD: You may have an increased heart rate from some of your asthma medications--though not mentioned, I presume you are on some bronchodilator meds which can raise your heart rate. Prednisone should not raise your heart rate. Anemia can also be associated with increased heart rate. See your MD to get checked out and give you some peace.
First find the reaso: Why are you iron deficient? Are you bleeding heavily each month? Are you taking other supplements to keep up your nutrition? Is your body toxic. Are your period heavy and painful. Resolve any of those issues and the iron problem will go away. Otherwise, the iron will no build up to help you fix the problem, www. Neuroscisncemyths. Com may have an answer to soke of the issues. Check with my offic.
See below: General fatigue. Weakness. pale skin. shortness of breath. dizziness. strange cravings for non-food items, such as dirt, ice, and clay. tingling or a crawling feeling in the legs. Swelling or soreness in the tongue. Severe iron-deficiency anemia can lead to heart problems, infections, problems with growth and development ISee 1 more doctor answer
No effect by Fe def: The ESR may be useful in differentiating iron deficiency from anemia of chronic disease in patients with a background chronic inflammatory condition such as rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, the ESR is neither sensitive nor specific when used in isolation. An elevated ESR can occur in so many conditions. That's why history taking, physical exam, and collection of other lab data are important.See 2 more doctor answers
Anemia: You can exercise w/anemia but please do so under your doctor's guidance. You need to determine what is an appropriate amount for you as you build yourself back up. Ask about power walking and pay attention to your own response. Peace and good health.
Maybe, maybe not: The child's doctor needs more information about the number, size & shape of his Red Blood Cells (RBC's), his iron level, his Total Iron Binding Capacity, his overall health & his growth. The child also needs tests for genetic disorders of hemoglobin, the oxygen-transport protein of RBC's, as Beta-Thalassemia & others are fairly common in the UAE. Read: www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/11480786/.
Ask your doctor: Check with your doctor, further testing may be necessary. The most common cause of iron deficiency anemia in women of child bearing age is menstruation; however, other more serious causes are possible and could be reversed. You should check with your doctor to find the cause of iron deficiency before your start treating it on your own.
Iron supplements: Anemia should have a confirmed cause, so "suspected" is not good enough. A low serum iron level associated with heavy periods may be the cause, but there are also other causes of anemia and your doctor can confirm the cause. Dietary sources of iron are excellent (more red meat) but iron supplements available over the counter may also help.
Any iron: There are different types of iron supplements on the market. Some may cause constipation so you might need to try a few before finding one that works best for you. Iron bi-glycinate is a highly absorbable iron that works well, especially when taken with vitamin c. Check with your doctor to find out how much iron you need.
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