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Had nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, swollen legs, increased intensity this time, told low iron. Overcome iron deficiency?

I went to the ER yesterday because I became dizzy, nauseated, off-balanced when I walked and I had blurred vision and saw black dots. I often feel this way and have been able to get over it, but I was unable to on yesterday. The ER MD told me that my iron level was at 7, which is very low. One other symptom that they noticed was swelling in my ankles that went up my legs. What does my iron have to do with these symptoms and what can I do to overcome the iron deficiency?
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Your symptoms are due to anemia. your hemoglobin level is low .Get your iron profile ,Vit b12 and folic acid level done to rule out cause of anemia. Your physician will correlate blood test reports clinically and if reqd further test may be advised .You have swelling in legs it may be due to low protein in blood .So the swelling may be due to anemia ,Kidney problem,Thyroid problem or any cardiac problem .
For iron defeciency you may be given injectable iron along with oral iron tablets .You should take care of your diet also .Take fruits and vegetables rich in iron
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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