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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can low ferritin cause shortness of breath, hair shedding, and fatigue? my level was 8. and my cbc showed slightly low for whatever shows iron.

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
YES: I would also suggest a full metabolic profile to rule out iron deficiency, folic acid deficiency, and thyroid function, just for starters. Stress, tension, anxiety, mood disorders are other possibilities.
Last updated Nov 13, 2018

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