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Can diet be a cause for low ferritin level in a woman aged 35? value is 9

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Iron deficiency: Low ferritin means the person mentioned is likely iron deficient. Iron deficiency occurs due to blood loss. The most common cause of low ferritin in premenopausal women is menstrual bleeding. Diet is only a factor to the extent that one isn't consuming sufficient iron in their foods to compensate for the iron loss (from bleeding).

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