A 58-year-old male asked:
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my uncle on my moms side and my dads cousin both have a history of very high ferritin levels - i just got bloodwork back and my ferritin is very high?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
High Ferritin: Hi, The most common cause of high Ferritin is obesity, inflammation , fatty liver, hepatitis c , normal variant and Alcohol consumption, the most common genetic cause of elevated ferritin levels is hemochromatosis, more common in white European descends, it could lead to Liver failure, Usually the ferritin level is more than 1000. Talk to your provide
Answered on Aug 1, 2014
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: to determine the cause. this can be due to multiple conditions including hemochromatosis. though ferritin is also an 'acute phase reactant' and can be high in infection and inflammatory processes
Answered on Jun 22, 2016

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