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Tiredness, hair fall. Iron, thyroid tests done. Had iron infusion. What is the normal iron level?

I live in NZ. Is the iron count/recommended levels different for different countries? I had an iron count of 5 in February. Underwent an iron infusion. I didn t feel too bad at the time and not that much noticeable after infusion. Feel a bit tired again. Had iron level tested last week. 17. I am also waiting for thyroid result. My hair has been falling out consistently and now noticeably thinner. What is an acceptable level? Thank you.
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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Welcome to HCM,

The expected range of iron can differ slightly in different countries due to their traditional food habits.

Reference range of serum Iron in female is 7-30umol/L(SI units) or 40-170 ug/dL(traditional units).

As soon as you receive your thyroid reports, consult your physician with reports.

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Hope you found my response to your query informative and helpful.

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Answered: Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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