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Arcadia, CA
A 20-year-old male asked:

My recent blood test showed a high level of iron in my blood (223) and a saturation% of 65. can this contribute to depression symptoms?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes: Hemochromatosis, if this is what you have, is famous for impairing anterior pituitary function. Depression may coexist, or depression may be the sole problem and the elevated iron due to your perhaps having taken a few iron-rich nutritional supplement pills recently, or the poor physical and mental function from hypopituitarism may have been called depression, or you may have something else.
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