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I have low iron levels which I've been told is contributing

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I have low iron levels which I've been told is contributing to my problems at night is this right?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

how low is your iron?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Very low
Expert:  Dr .Saeed ahmed replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for requesting my service, Low iron can cause symptoms of leg aching and restless legs, palpitations, fatigue and shortness of breath. Can you give me some more details. Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Had blood test came back I have very low iron levels which I have been told is also contributing to me waking up early hours in morning with chest tightness,cant breathe but I don't now what other details you need?
Expert:  Dr .Saeed ahmed replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question, these all symptoms you have mentioned can be due to low iron levels. Iron replacement with oral intake of iron supplements helps on most cases to recover these symptoms .. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

It shouldn't cause shortness of breath

what other tests have been done?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
None yet got to have a peak flow reading done
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I would recommend pulmonary function tests for sure

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well what dk you think is causing my problems at night? Chest tightness,cant get breath at night?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

That needs to be worked up for heart failure

you need an echocardiogram or ultrasound of your heart

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont need an echo as its something else I go for check up every 2yrs to LGI Leeds Its something else I now it is
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

In that case, I think you are probably right

the lung workup is needed

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

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