Question by  Hotarustar232 (34)

At what is the iron level that can cause fainting, easy bruising and fatigue?

I used to take prescription iron but after a blood test iwas taken off of it after being in the normal range. I need to get my iron level up to feel better. I eat a lot of peanut butter.


Answer by  djcwoman37 (373)

Normal iron levels depending on the lab will run approximately between 40 to 150 ug/dl for females and 50 to 160 ug/dl for males. If you have iron deficiency anemia, then there is a lack of iron in your body which causes a low hemoglobin concentration. Changes to the body, like pregnancy can cause low iron.


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

Your physician can answer what level based on your history. Eat foods high in iron: red meat, fish, eggs, chicken, spinach and soybeans. Taking Vit C improves iron absorption.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

That level varies with each person. Generally, 18 mg daily is what most people need normally. Best way to increase iron levels is eat dark green leafy vegetables (lettuce, brocolli, kale, spinach, etc).


Answer by  blueballoon (190)

Are you sure it's your iron levels that are causing the symptoms of anemia? There are many other conditions that can result in the symptoms you're describing. Your iron levels may in fact be fine. I would speak with your doctor to find the cause and determine treatment.

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