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Low Hb levels with altered ferritin levels. What can be done?

I went to give blood but was rejected because my HB was 109 They tested further and my Ferritin level was 7.63. I eat red meat 2-3 times a week, try to walk regularly (although I have been feeling very tired and breathless doing a 3 km walk that I used to be able to do easily) I am a 52 year old female, and have been thro menopause .
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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hi there
read your query
now anemia in people who are taking nonveg diet usually do not develop anemia.
two of the possible causes why you have anemia can be

a. you are not absorbing the iron you EAT.
you will need intravenous iron replacement
minimum 1000 mg of iron replacement is required
it may be more depending on your weight.
before starting, it would be advisable to get a complete hemogram, iron tibc, ferritin and GBP checked.

b. you have some parasitic infection in your stomach
parasites are common source of infection and food itself is the source
try tab albendazole 500 mg once daily for three days.

let me know the reports
best of luck
Answered: Sun, 24 Nov 2013
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