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What should my Iron level be for anemia?

What should my Iron level be for anemia?

well ive just been recently diagnosed with anemia myself though ive had the signs for quite some time. a seven is pretty low- your iron should be anywhre from 12-14. im surprised you dont feel weak or get headaches. last i checked my iron was a 9 and i feel weak constantly, but that just shows everyones body handles things differently.

How can a doctor tell if you have iron deficiency?

Diagnosis To diagnose iron deficiency anemia, your doctor may run tests to look for: Red blood cell size and color. With iron deficiency anemia, red blood cells are smaller and paler in color than normal.

Can a lack of iron cause iron deficiency anaemia?

Causes of iron deficiency anaemia. If you’re pregnant, iron deficiency anaemia is most often caused by a lack of iron in your diet. Heavy periods and pregnancy are very common causes of iron deficiency anaemia.

How can a blood test tell if you have anemia?

Certain physical signs—like pale skin—may provide clues that you have anemia. If you have signs of anemia, a blood test can confirm a low RBC concentration and can detect atypical RBCs. Sometimes, the appearance of your RBCs under a microscope can help in pointing to the cause of your anemia.

Diagnosis To diagnose iron deficiency anemia, your doctor may run tests to look for: Red blood cell size and color. With iron deficiency anemia, red blood cells are smaller and paler in color than normal.

What happens to your body when you have iron deficiency anemia?

When you have anemia, your body doesn’t have enough of these blood cells. You get iron deficiency anemia when your body is low in iron. You need iron to make hemoglobin — a protein that helps your red blood cells carry oxygen.

Can you get iron supplementation for iron deficiency anemia?

You can usually correct iron deficiency anemia with iron supplementation. Sometimes additional tests or treatments for iron deficiency anemia are necessary, especially if your doctor suspects that you’re bleeding internally.

Can a person with cancer have iron deficiency?

What’s more, chemotherapy can cause what’s known as pancytopenia, in which many components of blood — including red cells, white cells, and platelets — are low in number. Two main forms of iron deficiency are seen in people with cancer: absolute and functional. In absolute iron deficiency, the body lacks an adequate supply of iron.