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Lack Of Iron Question

I Heard That If Your Body Doesn't Absorb Iron Or Lacks It, It Can Cause Bad Breathing Is This True Because Im Not Absorbing Iron And My Breathings Pretty Bad.

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Welcome to the forum!
Yes this can cause breathlessness as low iron affects hemoglobin formation and its capacity to carry oxygen.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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Thank you :)
Can Breathing Get Really Bad With Lack Of Iron because Some Days My Breathing Can Be Ok Until I Exercise But Other Days Its Bad Even When Im Sitting Or Lying Down.
Also Could It Become Serious?
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Thanks for keeping me posted!
Well, I am not sure how low are your levels. Very low levels can be dangerous. Also if there is an accompanying heart condition, things could worsen. This is not something to take lightly. It must be treated vigorously. A hematologist will be the best person to treat you.
Please discuss this with your doctor. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

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How Do You Mean They Can Be Dangerous? In Breathing? And I Think My Levels Are Quite Low. The Doctors Sending Me To A Consultant Gastroenterologist Is That Right? And Would An Injection Of Iron Treat Low Levels?
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Low levels of iron can cause syncopal attack, labored breathing, poor supply of oxygen to all organs and other such related problems. If you are being referred to a gastroenterologist then possibly you have poor iron absorption. Only taking iron shots will not help as low iron is not a disease but a manifestation of some disease. This needs detailed investigations.
Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

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Would It Be Possible That Id HAve To Have Any Operations To Find Out The Cause?
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I wouldn’t call them operations, but yes some invasive procedures may be required like endoscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy. However they may not be required. On net it is difficult to comment. Your doctor will base the tests depending on the diagnosis he suspects on clinical examination. Then tests are carried out to confirm this diagnosis.
Hope this helps. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!
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