Is flying safe with acute anemia?
Should find&cure the cause to low iron level first
I have gone through your medical history carefully. I found your iron level very low, which needs immediate treatment.
If I was your caring doctor would determine why you are having low iron levels:
- serious diseases (e.g. tumors)
- any internal bleeding (should find the source if any)
- diet poor in iron
- any medication you might be taking recently.
I recommend to stabilize your iron levels first, then, to decide to have your flight.
Hope it answered to your queries! If anything unclear, do not hesitate to contact me back!
Can have your trip...
Hi back my dear,
If you have already started iron supplementation, then, hopefully, your iron levels will be normalized soon. You should be patient and take iron medications as prescribed by your doctor.
With regards to traveling, you can go ahead and have your travel safely. My only concern was feeling fatigued all way long.
Iron is an important element for our body functions including:
- synthesizing chemical components: for brain (dopamine),
- synthesis of DNA and white blood cells
- transportation of oxygen in body cells
If iron levels are depleted, it won't carry out such functions, leading to anemia and other related severe problems. For the moment, I do not see serious problem unless you keep being untreated.
Have a nice trip!
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