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Should depleted iron stores always correlate with low hemoglobin or are they not affected by each other ?

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Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hemoglobin has iron

Low iron levels reduces hemoglobin and changes its structure.
Elevated iron doesn't increase hemoglobin past a certain point, it just gets deposited into tissue and organs.

In brief: Hemoglobin has iron

Low iron levels reduces hemoglobin and changes its structure.
Elevated iron doesn't increase hemoglobin past a certain point, it just gets deposited into tissue and organs.
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Dr. Le Wang
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not always.

Some people have iron deficiency without anemia.
Symptoms from iron deficiency anemia can occur with iron deficiency alone with anemia.

In brief: Not always.

Some people have iron deficiency without anemia.
Symptoms from iron deficiency anemia can occur with iron deficiency alone with anemia.
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine

In brief: Very much related

Iron is necessary for the appropriate formation of hemoglobin.
So if you have low iron levels, you'll likely have low hemoglobin levels. Realize there may be a bit of a lag/delay between when your iron levels reach a threshold that manifests as low hemoglobin levels.

In brief: Very much related

Iron is necessary for the appropriate formation of hemoglobin.
So if you have low iron levels, you'll likely have low hemoglobin levels. Realize there may be a bit of a lag/delay between when your iron levels reach a threshold that manifests as low hemoglobin levels.
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