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What Is A Normal Iron Level For A Woman
I've had low iron levels due to irregular bleeding, being sleepy all the time was part of the condition, now I have everything normal and I still feel sleepy all day long, is there anything I can take to be more active? I take one a day women (multivitami
See your doctor: If everything is back to normal, you shouldn't be feeling so bad. See your doctor. Read more
What causes my high blood iron levels? I'm slightly above the upper limit of normal. Eat next to no meat. No iron supplements. Female. Was anemic years ago
Range 30-150: Actual normal iron level is between 30-150, or 50-170, depending on the lab, for an average healthy woman. Men tend to have higher average because they don't incur the monthly menstrual loss (i know it is not fair :-)). This is typically not measured unless you are anemic. Usually hemoglobin is measured and normal is 12.1-15.1 for females, tad-bit higher for the guys. Consult doc. Good luck. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recommended iron level for a woman in child-bearing age? Does it have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups of people?
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All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual results. Was it serum iron or ferritin and what was or were the values?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Hi I am a woman of 29 years. Yesterday I picked up the results of a blood test. My ferritin levels are above the reference range for women. 298 ng / mL. I get iron 12.20 umol / L. In february, ferritin was normal, 61ng/mL. Why? Its dangerous? Thanks.
Not to worry: In some labs that would be a normal range. Low ferritin means you're low on iron. Since you been getting iron treatment your new ferritin level probably indicates it's time to back off or slow down. Hi ferritin can be from inflammation or too much iron or if it's chronic hemachromatosis. Which since you've had low iron wouldn't be the case. Good health Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 28 year old woman. Iron level is 9 and hb is 139. I have heavy periods (13 days every second month), then start spotting. Should I worry?
Dx hashimotos, TSH 1.95, free T4 19. Suffering from extreme hair shedding for 2 months itchy burning scalp. Iron level at 34. Hair thinning.29yrs woman?
Range 50-120: Actual normal iron level is between 50-120, or 50-170, depending on the lab, for an average healthy child. Actually iron is usually not measured unless one is anemic. Usually hemoglobin is measured and normal is 11--16gm/dl for children. Teach your child to eat well--a variety of foods/fruits/veggies, and keep active--a lifetime of healthy habits will promote better health. Consult doc. Good luck. Read more
Several tests can he: You need to tell us more about your medical history. Unless you have anemia, iron level may not be the best test. Moreover Iron can be measured directly or indirectly (Iron binding capacity) and feritin levels. Only your doctor can help you to sort all of these out properly Read more
Let me explain:
A healthy person should have a normal iron serum level in the range of 60 to 170 micrograms per deciliter of blood.
The most practical way to increase your iron intake is to eat iron-rich foods.
Lean ground beef, sirloin steak, chicken breast, . Almonds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, lentils, pinto beans and tofu are also rich in iron. Tomatoes or oranges. And f course use supplements. Read more
Iron really will not have much of an effect on Iron Stores or Blood levels by itself.... Supplemental Iron is the best way to increase the body's Iron Supply!
I hope this answers your question. I assume you have a low iron level and want to "normalize" it "naturally"
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Anemia: The condition is called anemia and there can be multiple causes. Somewhat unusual for this level in a young male. You need to consult with a doctor to find out why you are anemic (eg: if your body is not absorbing iron or if you are losing too much iron from a bleeding source) and for treatment. Common symptoms would be tiredness and possibly shortness of breath. Read more
I'm taking 325 mg of iron three times a day every day, how many months until my iron levels are back to normal.
Iron deficiency: Depending on how low your iron stores were prior to treatment, it could take approximately 2 months to replenish your iron, plus or minus a few weeks. Read more
My iron levels doubled in 1 week - from 8 to 16micromol/l. What could be the cause of this? Hb levels are within normal.
Increased absorption: Iron control is mediated by absorption and secretion, with iron used most frequently in red blood cell metabolism and liver breakdown (heme is broken down by the liver into bilirubin). So, increased iron may just be related to changes in metabolism of blood or liver function. Read more