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Alternative Treatments For Elevated Ferritin
Iron deficient: If these are the standard units for ferritin, this is low. Unless you've had some recent pregnancies or very heavy periods or have an iron-poor diet, you need to find the cause of your iron deficiency. We don't want to miss a bleeding stomach ulcer or something else treatable. The iron deficiency itself will be enough to slow you down some; you deserve better health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ferritin is protein complex that binds iron and controls iron levels inside all of our cells. Low levels in the serum is a useful marker of iron deficiency. Macrophages are cells that contain large amounts of ferritin, and this that helps them scavenge RBC at sites of old hemorrhage. High serum ferritin levels occurs from macrophage activation and is a ...Read more
Low ferritin: Epo treatment might help.Get a more detailed answer ›
My husbends iron level was 190, ferritin 598, and saruration rate 79% there is family history. How high is too high and treatment warrented?
I assume: The family history is hemachromatosis. Work up is warranted and therapy is likely to be required at some point. ...Read more
My ferritin was 3, 000 at diagnosis and was dropping steadily approximately 30 points per treatment, phlebotomy, but suddenly dropped 500 points. My doctor and I don't understand how this could have happened?
Iron serum high (180) yet ferritin levels low (113). Suffering symptoms akin to haemochromatosis. Can treatment (phlebotomy) be justified?
Not necessarily: Serum iron levels are not a good test to make treatment decisions as it is very variable and do not reflect inappropriate iron deposition. Ferritin level is the standard. If there is a concern for hemachromatosis genetic test is available. If indicated, liver biopsy with iron studies can be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help understanding what treatment is needed for the following test results:iron, total 166 normal, iron binding capacity, 231, low %saturation 72, high ferritin, 22, normal transferrin, 173, low?
No treatment: More information is needed. For example, are you anemic? If you are not anemic, a normal iron, and normal transferrin without an elevated TIBC does not indicate iron deficiency. If you are anemic, then these tests need to be repeated to look for other causes of your anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just had labs done. Low RBC,HGB,HCT,Ferritin,Vit D. High RDW,TBil,Chloride. What does this mean? Treatment?
Out of Context: It is not our place to interpret your labs without the full lab results, access to your health care history, physical exam and the very reason the tests were done in the first place. This interpretation of labs must come from the professional caring for you who ordered them. The question you have asked us is impossible to answer on the internet. ...Read more
After beginning treatment for iron deficiency anemia (45mg elemental iron 1x/day), what should follow-up be? A CBC with iron, ferritin? How soon?
None: None that i know of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Polymyositis (PM): There are many alternative treaments for polymyositis (pm). They are similar to the therapies use for other autoimmune diseases and include: oral steroids, intravenous immunoglobululins, tacrolimus (prograf) or biologic therapies such as embrel or rituxan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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