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What Are low ferritin levels?

A: ferritin is a protein in the body that stores and releases iron. A ferritin test, or iron test, measures the amount of ferreting in the blood. High levels indicate the body is storing too much iron. low ferritin levels indicate an iron deficiency.. There are many causes of iron deficiency that lead to low ferritin levels. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common cause for low levels. Other causes can include liver diseases, hypothyroidism, acute hepatitis, long-term digestive tract bleeds, and malnutrition. If a woman...


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How To Know If You Have low ferritin levels

A: To understand the symptoms of low ferritin levels, it helps to know what ferritin is and what role it plays in your body. ferritin is an iron storage protein found in the liver, skeletal muscle, bone marrow, and intestinal mucosa. ferritin makes the iron non-toxic to the surrounding cells and keeps it in a usable state. Having a sufficient amount of stored iron is essential to the body`s function in producing red blood cells. ferritin levels are directly correlated with how much iron the body can store as well. When the body is not taking in enough iron, particularly the highly absorbable heme...


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low ferritin levels - A Concern For Runners?

A: Running is a lifestyle that requires strict diets and has demanding physical requirements and every runner knows it is more than a mere sport. As diligent as a runner may be in keeping healthy habits, this lifestyle often comes with factors that are likely to lead to low ferritin levels and low ferritin symptoms. The Role of ferritin in Runners ferritin is an important iron storage protein primarily found in the liver, bone marrow, and skeletal muscle. It plays an important role in making iron non-toxic to the surrounding cells and keeping it in a usable state. low

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why would I have a low ferritin level and a high iron binding capacity leval?

A: The simple answer is that you might be iron deficient. However, lab tests should not be interpreted in a vacuum. They need to be evaluated in context of individual differences in what might be normal, clinical examination by your health care practitioner, and your history, signs and symptoms. Without knowing more, I can only advise that you discuss these results with your physician or nurse practitioner who know more about you. However, here is some general info about ferritin and TIBC excerpted from www.keratin.com: ''Serum ferritin level - ferritin is an indicator of stored iron in the body. ferritin is the main protein that stores iron for areas that need it,...
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low ferritin level

A: Hello Shruti, ferritin is a complex of iron molecules that act much like a bank, by releasing iron as needed and gathering up iron when there is a rich supply of it.  It is transported by transferrin, and together they distribute iron to areas of the body where it is needed, with much of it going to the bone marrow.  The bone marrow is where white cells ,platelets, and red cells grow up.  Red cells require alot of iron because they are filled with hemoglobin, and each hemoglobin molecule needs iron. Iron is absorbed from the intestines and food like meat have plenty of it.  How is your diet?  Find out what foods that you are rich and poor in iron.  Now that your taking supplements, you shouldn"t have to worry about your source....


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low ferritin level, low sexual interest?

A: Hello,Storage iron is ferritin and has nothing to do with erectile dysfunction.Normal erection depend on the blood flow and the most important determinant is relaxation of the corporeal smooth muscle.This is known as veno occlusive dysfunction.The common type of ED is psychogenic,or organic.If you are getting night erections the first type is more likely and performance anxiety is the leader.Neurogenic ED is after spinal injuries,and endocrinological ED in hypogonadism and in castrates.Vasculogenic ED in diabetes are well known.You can get investigated if this persists but I do not forsee anything other than anxiety in your case.Do get investigated and related for the lowered iron stores but it may not be connected...


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Can low ferritin levels cause sleep problems?

A: I have chronic sleep problems. The sleep clinic ordered a number of blood tests, including ferritin. My level was 22, still in the normal range, but the letter from my doctor said ''levels under 50 promote restless, unrefreshing sleep. The most effective treatment is a dose of IV iron. It takes about 2-3 hours to complete....However, you may choose to take an oral over the counter iron supplement with Vitamin C....We will need to recheck your Ferrin level in 3 to 6 months to make sure it has normalized.'' I have an appointment for the IV iron next month, and have started OTC iron supplements as well....


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What is a condition from a low ferritin level?

A: anemia or ADHD are two possibilities....
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What Is The Relationship Between ferritin levels And Hair Loss In Women?

A: Some researchers have found that women with hair loss have lower iron levels, primarily lower levels ferritin(a protien that stores iron in the body) than women who do not. The belief is when there is low levels of iron/ferritin the body will steal iron from other sources i. e. hair cells. low ferritin levels are usually caused by an iron deficiency and low ferritin levels lead to hair loss because iron and ferritin are...


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What Is The Relationship Between ferritin levels And Hair Loss In Women?

A: Some researchers have found that women with hair loss have lower iron levels, primarily lower levels ferritin(a protien that stores iron in the body) than women who do not. The belief is when there is low levels of iron/ferritin the body will steal iron from other sources i. e. hair cells. low ferritin levels are usually caused by an iron deficiency and low ferritin levels lead to hair loss because iron and ferritin are...


 
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