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Doctor insights on: What Makes My Stored Iron Level So Low I Can Sem To Get It Above 25

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Could a low iron level make a person get cold quickly?

Could a low iron level make a person get cold quickly?

Yes: The answer is yes. Your doctor also, however, need to check your thyroid level as low thyroid also can cause cold intolerance. ...Read more

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During a heavy period can your iron levels get low? Can this make you feel dizzy?

During a heavy period can your iron levels get low? Can this make you feel dizzy?

Iron deficiency: Yes and no. If the lady has low iron stores which is the case in 50% of young women then periods which if heavy can further stress the iron stores and contribute to further iron deficiency and anemia down the road . If some one has adequate iron stores then periods per se should not cause low iron levels . But anemia or iron deficiency is what I suspect here. Iron supplementation may be needed. ...Read more

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Low in iron. I have not gone to the doctor yet. Will the folic acid 5mg tablet help get my iron level back to normal?

Low in iron. I have not gone to the doctor yet. Will the folic acid 5mg tablet help get my iron level back to normal?

No: Some allied health professionals call the serum hemoglobin "iron", though it's not. If you are anemic, this is a very, very serious business. Don't try to self-manage. You should ignore all "pop" heath advice ("This supplement is good for anemia", etc.) ...Read more

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My doctors always tell me I have low iron level.. I guess that's where all my easy bruising comes from. How do I get the iron levels up ?

My doctors always tell me I have low iron level.. I guess that's where all my easy bruising comes from. How do I get the iron levels up ?

Foods & Supplements: Plenty of sites list iron-rich foods. Some also say which are easiest for your body to make use of. Iron supplement pills are also available and some processed foods advertise that they are iron fortified. If you want to, it should be easy to increase your levels unless there is something else wrong. Don't worry - it's not likely, but if you really try and fail - ask your doctor for ideas. ...Read more

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I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted for the past 3 years now so i don't get periods but my iron levels are still very low 9.4 why?

Need to see a doctor: There are many causes of anemia (once it is ruled out that menstrual losses are the cause): and some can be serious. Bleeding in the intestinal tract; kidney disease; disorders of the red blood cells, or of the blood marrow, but anemia in a woman who does not menstruate really needs to be evaluated by a doctor to make sure nothing dangerous to your health is occurring. ...Read more

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What will happen if someone with iron deficiency anemia lets their iron level get extremely low?

What will happen if someone with iron deficiency anemia lets their iron level get extremely low?

Low blood counts: In most people, iron is "lost" very slowly over time. In some patients, iron levels drop, due to bleeding, menstruation, or lack of absorption. In that case, anemia can soon follow, unless iron supplements are given. Pica is another consequence of low iron. Pica is the craving of inedible substances, such as ice or dirt. ...Read more

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I have the coil so i don't get periods eat healthy diet of fish fruit and meats but my iron levels are still really low, why?

I have the coil so i don't get periods eat healthy diet of fish fruit and meats but my iron levels are still really low, why?

Iron loss?: If your iron levels are "really low, " you need to have this investigated. You could be losing "occult" blood, and this could make you anemic. In some cases also, people are not absorbing iron well from their diets. Hoping you work with your physician about this. Be well. ...Read more

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I have low iron levels and am so tired I can hardly move or breathe, and I get dizzy and light headed. When would it be necessary to go to a hospital?

I have low iron levels and am so tired I can hardly move or breathe, and I get dizzy and light headed. When would it be necessary to go to a hospital?

Symptomatic anemia: You should see a doctor - now. Would call for an urgent visit, if not your doctor in a day, would go to an urgent care center or emergency to be seen. ...Read more

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