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

Early warning symptoms of high iron blood disease include lethargy, fatigue and weakness, according to Healthgrades. The patient may experience generalized abdominal symptoms and weight loss. His skin may darken due to i... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Chicken or beef liver, clams, mussels, oysters, and cooked beef are rich in heme iron, the form derived from hemoglobin-rich animal foods, according to WebMD. Sardines canned in oil, cooked poultry, veal and ham also pro... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Content
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To naturally reduce the amount of iron serum in the blood, it helps to eat more foods that inhibit the absorption of iron in the body and less of those that provide it or enhance it, according to SFGate. The combination ... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

A normal iron content in human blood is between 60 and 170 micrograms per deciliter, according to MedlinePlus. The total iron binding capacity (TIBC) normally ranges from 240 to 450 micrograms per deciliter. More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Iron deficiency, either through lack of iron in the diet or absorption issues, causes low ferritin, B-12 and iron levels, according to Mayo Clinic. Other vitamins, such as B-12, C, folate and zinc, assist in more efficie... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Too much iron in the blood is harmful because excess iron can accumulate in vital organs, such as the heart, pancreas and liver, according to WebMD. This can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes, cirrhosis a... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels