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A 22-year-old male asked:

serum ferritin 132.1 microg/l, will raising this make me have more energy? its a normal level but range is 20-300. serum transferrin 3.04 g/l

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: It is in the normal range . Taking more iron does not increase energy.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Won't help: You're a 22 year old man, at the peak of your intellectual and physical capacities. Unless there is strong evidence of actual physical disease, your personal "energy" resources will come from physical training, good time management, finding things you enjoy doing that are also productive, learning new skills, maintaining healthy relationships, and caring for others. Don't "treat a lab value".

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Last updated Dec 18, 2013

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