Sidermia in the child
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- I have a 4 year old boy, it results in high iron and steel 149. I would like to ask you what this high value means, what treatment could I follow?Answer:
Iron ore is the concentration of iron in the blood. Iron plays a very important role in the body, entering the hemoglobin constitution - the red pigment of red blood cells (red blood cells), which plays a role in the transport of oxygen to tissues. A smaller part of the iron is also found in myoglobin (a protein characteristic of muscle fiber) and the rest of the iron is found in the form of deposits (in the liver, bone marrow and other tissues).
The level of iron in the blood (sideremia) is maintained between certain limits (considered normal) by maintaining a balance between the processes of hemoglobin synthesis, erythrocyte destruction, storage and mobilization of iron from deposits. When one of these processes no longer works properly then an imbalance may occur, either in the sense of increasing or decreasing the iron and steel industry.
In general, the dosing of iron and steel is recommended for the differential diagnosis of anemia (it helps to differentiate the iron deficiency anemia in which the iron is low, by other types of anemia where the iron can be normal or increased), in the suspicion of an iron accumulation disorder or a iron poisoning, as well as in monitoring the response to the treatment of anemia. Thus, an increased level of sideremia can be encountered in the following situations: haemolytic anemia, hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, liver disease, massive transfusions, iron intoxication, lead intoxication, acute leukemia, etc.
But only this value of the increased iron alone, alone, does not mean anything: it is a parameter that is interpreted in correlation with other investigations and according to the patient's symptoms and the signs found by the doctor after the physical examination; only by putting all this information together, the doctor establishes a diagnosis and recommends a treatment according to it.
There are treatments for certain diseases, for certain symptoms, which may differ from one patient to another, but there is no treatment for a parameter (an analysis). Therefore, you must first consult a doctor to make a diagnosis and only then will you be advised of a treatment.