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I have now been told my iron level is 7.6 is that bad as ive

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I have now been told my iron level is 7.6 is that bad as ive been feeling really tired and weak

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

do you mean your hemoglobin count?

JACUSTOMER-oqihiuhw- :

yes

mysticdoc :

yes, then this is low.

mysticdoc :

The normal is 12 to 16.

mysticdoc :

So you need to discuss this with your doctor to treat your anemia.

mysticdoc :

Iron tablets may be helpful along with vitamin C to get your hemoglobin higher over next 3-4 months.

mysticdoc :

Also eat green leafy vegetables they are rich in iron.

Customer:

what are the side effects of it being so low,it takes that long to get back to normal levels.

mysticdoc :

the symptoms are tiredness, shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, dizziness etc.

mysticdoc :

With improving hemoglobin levels your symptoms should improve.

mysticdoc :

You should also get tested for vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies.

mysticdoc :

IThese deficiencies also can cause low hemoglobin.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes


 

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