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What are the symptoms of excess iron in the blood?

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2016
Question: what are the symptoms of too much iron in the blood?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Iron overload

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Excess iron can get stored in organs including liver and heart. It can lead to diabetes, infertility and joint disease as well. It involves an elevated serum ferritin with a normal transferrin-iron saturation.

Symptoms include

chronic fatigue, generalized body and joint pains and aches, abdominal discomfort and pain, cardiac disease/ heart failure, skin changes (bronze), loss of libido , osteoarthritis.

Since you received iron, its likely that you are deficient in iron, you may upload your labs to guide you further.

Let me know if you have any query

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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What are the symptoms of excess iron in the blood?

Brief Answer: Iron overload Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Excess iron can get stored in organs including liver and heart. It can lead to diabetes, infertility and joint disease as well. It involves an elevated serum ferritin with a normal transferrin-iron saturation. Symptoms include chronic fatigue, generalized body and joint pains and aches, abdominal discomfort and pain, cardiac disease/ heart failure, skin changes (bronze), loss of libido , osteoarthritis. Since you received iron, its likely that you are deficient in iron, you may upload your labs to guide you further. Let me know if you have any query Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil