Low iron level not good enough for Navy fitness test.

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Low iron level not good enough for Navy fitness test.
« on: January 03, 2009, 12:08:06 AM »
Hi,

This is my first post and I am very happy to find like minded individuals who seem to be very nice and helpful. I have a son who is 22yrs and has Thal minor like myself and he recently tried to get into the Navy. He passed everything and was accepted , but there was a small hiccup. When they realised he had Thal minor they didn't want to accept him at all, then after convincing them that really it is a disorder not a disease, they relented on that , but his iron level was down to 8.  So they won't allow him to do his fitness test until he gets his iron up. I have put him on liquid iron which I picked up from the health food shop and a multi vitamin. Afte reading some posts I don't know if I am doing the right thing by him. Can someone steer me in the right direction please.

Cheers
Chook
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Re: Low iron level not good enough for Navy fitness test.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009, 03:53:21 AM »
Hi Chook ,
 :welcome to the family ... i hope you will find all the answers of you question and concerns .. i m not an expert so i m unable to answer your question, please wait for our senior members to reply especialy the admin of this site and super expert Andy .. i m sure they will reply to your question very sooon. soo please keep checking for the answer and stay in-touch with us . its realy nice to met you and to hear that your son pplied and almost passed to join navy .. wish you and your son all the best of everything ..  :goodluck

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Take Care
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Re: Low iron level not good enough for Navy fitness test.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009, 04:18:21 AM »
Hi Umair,
 
Thank you for welcoming me into this great site. I am very grateful for your response and meeting you even though you haven't an answer for me. I am eagerly waiting for some of the senior members to respond as I would like to make sure that I am doing the right thing by my son.

Take Care Nice Friend
Chook     :biggrin
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Offline Andy Battaglia

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Re: Low iron level not good enough for Navy fitness test.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009, 05:01:48 AM »
Hi Chook,

Do you know what tests your son had that determined he had low iron? Was a complete iron panel run? Before taking iron supplements, a thal minor should verify that there is iron deficiency, as hemoglobin level or hematocrit alone cannot diagnose iron deficiency.
Andy

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Re: Low iron level not good enough for Navy fitness test.
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 06:34:27 AM »
Hi Andy,

I am waiting for my Son to give me the report and I will get back to you.

Thanks
Chook
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Re: Low iron level not good enough for Navy fitness test.
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009, 07:28:02 AM »
 :urwelcome Chook ,
Wish you all the best for your son and your son's career in Navy ... alot of regards for you your family and your son .... i hope  pray that his test will come as good & fine as normal ...

Take Care
Umaiir
Sometimes , God breaks our spirit to save our soul.
Sometimes , He breaks our heart to make us whole.
Sometimes , He sends us pain so we can be stronger.
Sometimes , He sends us failure so we can be humble.
Sometimes , He sends us illness so we can take better care of our selves.
Sometimes , He takes everything away from us so we can learn the value of everything we have.

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Re: Low iron level not good enough for Navy fitness test.
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009, 09:02:11 AM »
Hi Umaiir,

Thankyou for your kind words of encouragement. It is people like you on this forum from around the world that make the world a better place. I think that we are lucky to have a name attached to us other than the one we are born with. Everything happens for a reason as they say and in this circumstance I think I am one of the lucky ones to be able to meet good people like yourself.

Take care,
Best regards
Chook
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Re: Low iron level not good enough for Navy fitness test.
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009, 10:44:23 AM »
Hi Chook ,
Thanx buddy for the compliments ... :) :grin ...

Best Regards
TAke Care
Umair :)
Sometimes , God breaks our spirit to save our soul.
Sometimes , He breaks our heart to make us whole.
Sometimes , He sends us pain so we can be stronger.
Sometimes , He sends us failure so we can be humble.
Sometimes , He sends us illness so we can take better care of our selves.
Sometimes , He takes everything away from us so we can learn the value of everything we have.

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Re: Low iron level not good enough for Navy fitness test.
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2009, 04:38:51 PM »
Hi Chook,

Welcome on the forum,Although your son's iron seems to be low, but it would be better to do full iron studies before starting iron supplements,do you know what's your son's hb? Plus folic acid is a must for every thal,it strengthens red blood cells.

Feel free to ask whatever questions you have in mind.

Zaini.
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Re: Low iron level not good enough for Navy fitness test.
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2009, 06:03:32 PM »
Hi Zaini,

Thanks for your response. I am waiting to get his results from his latest test today with regards to his hb level. I will get back to you as soon as I get them.

Warm regards
Chook
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