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What can cause high iron levels?

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A high iron level can be caused by:

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  • Taking too many iron supplements
  • Hemochromatosis -- a condition that makes it harder for your body to remove excess iron
  • Blood transfusions

From: What is an Iron Blood Test? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Iron Tests: The Test."

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Iron Tests: The Test Sample."

Mayo Clinic: "Anemia: Overview."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How is Iron-Deficiency Anemia Diagnosed?"

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: "Iron."

Nemours Foundation: "Blood Test: Ferritin (Iron): What It Is."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 19, 2018

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Iron Tests: The Test."

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Iron Tests: The Test Sample."

Mayo Clinic: "Anemia: Overview."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How is Iron-Deficiency Anemia Diagnosed?"

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: "Iron."

Nemours Foundation: "Blood Test: Ferritin (Iron): What It Is."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 19, 2018

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