How long does it take to get an iron blood test back?
In most cases, you get your iron tests results within 24 hours.
Iron deficiency in toddlers can be due to excessive intake of cow's milk only. Secondary reasons are rapid growth during this phase and inability to consume green leafy vegetables.
Yes. In anemic patients, oxygen delivery decreases and oxygen extraction is increased. This leads to decreased venous hemoglobin saturation and a lower tissue oxygen saturation
There is very less evidence that iron deficiency leads to cancer. However, few research papers indicates that blood loss can result in colon cancer and uterine cancer.
Yes, research suggets that patients already having chronic heart diseases are susceptible to sudden pain in the chest or angina due to low levels of iron in the body. Hence, it is advisable to maintain healthy iron levels in the body to prevent angina.