I was told I have almost no iron in my blood. I also have a very low white blood count. I have had several test done and still have no answer to why my iron is so low. I am taking iron now, but have not had my level checked yet. Any ideas? Also does low iron cause tingling in hands and feet?
Thank you for your help.
Dietary iron is generally eaten in red meats, organ meats, and vitamin supplements. Other sources include raisins and almonds. Eating or drinking a food/drink high in vitamin C at the time iron is consumed can help in absorbtion of iron by the body. The general reasons for low iron is 1) not eating foods high in iron, 2) low B12/folic acid and 3) lack of absorption. Hope this helps
Hey -- just posted above to someone with similar issues - I'll let you know my story.
I became anemic about 7 years ago, and no matter how much iron I took or how much red meat/veggies - no change! Anyway, about 3 months ago I was diagnosed with celiac disease (cannot eat wheat or gluten) and my gastro doc said my unexplained anemia was my main symptom -- I had blood tested at the beginning and levels were 17 (normal is 40-160 or something) so with just the gluten free diet alone, levels went up! Now I'm on 325 mg a day until my next blood test in a month. But i certainly feel better! Anyway, this could be a possibility... good luck! Keep us posted!
oh, and yes, i think the tingling is a side effect, my hands got shaky though.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.