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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Iron Poor Blood (Definition)

Iron-poor blood is a condition where there is a lack of iron leading to insufficient ability of the blood to transport oxygen throughout the ...Read more


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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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have an elevated sedimentation rate, elevated white blood cell count, elevated absolute neutrophils, elevated absolute lymphocytes, & low iron level?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Can an iron deficiency make you gain weight?

Usually not: I don't think iron deficiency anemia is linked directly to weight gain. Some people with iron deficiency might have cravings like chewing ice or even eating clay/sand. I had a patient who liked to chew on paper ! bit that won't make you gain weight though :). ...Read more

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What problems can be caused by iron deficiency?

What problems can be caused by iron deficiency?

Anemia: Iron is critical to making hemoglobin. Iron deficiency cause anemia. If it is low, it can be due to several causes and should be investigated carefully. See your doc right away if you think you are low in iron and/or anemic. ...Read more

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I am iron deficiency , is there a good iron pill u can recommend?

I am iron deficiency , is there a good iron pill u can recommend?

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. ...Read more

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Do you know you have an iron deficiency with just hct?

Do you know you have an iron deficiency with just hct?

Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency can be suspected by looking and the hematocrit and MCV (the size of the red cells), but it can only be accurately diagnosed by looking at iron, tibc, and ferritin levels. ...Read more

Sedimentation Rate (Definition)

A sedimentation rate is a lab test that can help to assess ...Read more


Iron (Definition)

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