She has a blood iron level of 40 ╬╝g/dL and is 32 years old. Her last physical stated her maximal MET level was 12, but her previous exam stated it was 13.5. Can I treat her workout program the same as if she was did not have a low blood iron level but keep an eye on her symptoms until it is treated?
A real simple solution is have her go to her physician & get it dealt with. The low iron level could be for a number of reasons – it could simply be a dietary issue – they’ll figure it out. It’s not an uncommon problem, especially with female athletes. Tell her to make an appointment ASAP. Once she gets that resolved, either of you don’t have to think about it – train away!