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A 42-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have low ferritin of 4 an hb of 9 is this an issue ?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Low Ferritin Level: Both your ferritin (iron stores) and your hemoglobin are low. Have you had blood loss? Is this a new issue for you? If you do not know why your levels are low, then you need to work with a doctor to figure that out. Ferritin should be at least 40 for fatigue, and 60 if you have restless legs syndrome.
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Dr. Rachel Chastanet
Bariatrics 36 years experience
You have iron deficiency anemia and should work with your doctor to figure out why and develop a treatment plan.
Jun 2, 2014
Last updated Jun 2, 2014


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