Some causes of iron overload, or high iron levels in the blood, include genetic disorders and excessive dietary iron, according to Iron Disorders Institute. It is important to treat high iron levels as soon as possible b... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Hemochromatosis, absorption of excess iron from foods, stems from heredity or as an acquired disease. This condition is more prevalent for men than for women, and when it shows symptoms, male patients are generally betwe... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Iron poisoning, hemolytic anemia and hemochromatosis are three causes of a high iron level in the blood, notes Lab Tests Online. Iron tests are usually ordered to determine the underlying cause of symptoms such as dizzin... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels
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Symptoms of iron overload include chronic fatigue, sexual dysfunction, joint pain, depression and hair loss, according to the Iron Disorders Institute. In addition to elevated iron levels, patients with iron overload typ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Liver disease, anemia, thalassemia and blood transfusions are all potential causes of high iron levels. An inherited disease called primary hemochromatosis also causes too much iron to build up in the blood, according to... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Causes of iron deficiency anemia, a condition where the body has low iron levels, include blood loss, insufficient iron in the diet, inability to absorb iron and pregnancy, according to Mayo Clinic. Lack of iron prevents... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

An IV iron infusion normally requires that patients receive a series of doses at a hemodialysis center or at a hospital on an outpatient basis, and each session generally takes three to four hours, as stated by the Iron ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases