Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
174 Doctors are Online

How can we increase the blood iron level of an old man ?

my grandfather has got a severe iron diffetincy anaemia (Hb:4 gm)with kidney imperment. He has been recieving iron tablet but without any progress konw he is on iron dextran for 6 days.the Hb will be checked after 3 days. I would like to know if there is no progrees what shall we do. THank you my grandfather, 87 years old, diabetic and has hypertension too. he has renal imperment(urea 193mg/dl and creatinine 3.5 mg/dl).moreover, he is suffering from severe iron diffeciency anemia (Hb 4.5 gm). the US showed small kidneys and that there is fat infltration in the liver without lesion . He had recieved iron tablet without any improvement then now he is taking iron dextran for 6 days. the Hb will be checked after 3 days. I would like to know if the Hb level still low what shall we do next Thank you for your time Yours sincerely Tagrid Salih
Asked On : Fri, 13 May 2011
Answers:  2 Views:  101
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Urologist 's  Response
hi your grandfather is a case of renal failure probably chronic ( usg shows b/l small kidneys with high urea creat ) injection erythropoitin will help consult a nephrologist
Answered: Mon, 16 May 2011
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
hi tagrid
4 HB is very low,he need blood transfusion.
it is the only way to increase HB level high in short time which is very needed in ur grandpa case.
better to consult with doctor and take advise of hematologist.
i say again 4 HB is critical.
Answered: Fri, 13 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor