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What are the 3 stages of iron deficiency?
There are many facets of iron deficiency which include: iron loss, iron intake, iron absorption, and physiological demand and if the iron is depleted at one of these sources it leads to IDA. There are three stages to iron deficiency: pre-latent, latent, and IDA.
Is 11 a low iron level?
If your iron level is too low, you could have anemia. This means you don't have enough healthy red blood cells to transport oxygen to your organs and tissues. A high iron level can be caused by: Taking too many iron supplements.
Is 10 a low iron level?
In iron-deficiency anemia, blood levels of iron will be low, or less than 10 micromoles per liter (mmol/L) for both men and women. Normal levels are 10 to 30 mmol/L. Levels of ferritin will also be low, or less than 10 micrograms per liter (mg/L) for both men and women.
What causes low iron?
Common causes of iron deficiency include inadequate iron intake due to poor diet or restrictive diets, inflammatory bowel disease, increased requirements during pregnancy and blood loss through heavy periods or internal bleeding.
What happens if your iron is too low?
Iron-deficiency anemia may cause you to look pale and feel tired, or you may not have any symptoms at first. But if your anemia goes untreated, it can cause serious complications. When you don't have enough red blood cells, your heart has to work harder to get enough oxygen to your organs.