March 18, 2010 11:06 AM Subscribe
What should I do about elevated iron level.
posted by chickaboo to health & fitness (7 answers total)
You aren't my doctor, and I'm sorry I don't even know the exact number, but after a recent physical my doctor told me to avoid eating read meat citing an elevated iron level.
The thing is, I don't eat that much red meat (maybe once a month), so I don't know what caused this. Could salt be to blame?
Is eating lamb inadvisable?
And my googling attempts seem to indicate there isn't much to do about elevated iron once you have it.
I can't donate blood having lived in the UK during the 90s, which leaves me on a restricted list.
Are there any other things I can do to tackle this issue? How long will I have to avoid red meat? And how seriously should I take this. For example, I was served red meat at a work dinner - should I have refused the plate?
I'm not that worried about it but would welcome advice on this issue from those who've been there.