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hair loss with a ferritin level 40ng/ml? could my iron level be low?

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Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Hair loss & ferritin: It is common for women with ferritin lower than around 50 to have hair shedding. If there is also a rash with dry itchy skin and tiredness, this needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist as there may be other causes for the hair loss. Iron levels need to be monitored if you are taking iron supplementation because too much iron may be harmful to the liver.
Answered on May 13, 2015
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