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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Ferritin (Definition)

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


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My vitamin B12 level is 148. Is it possible for this to be the cause of my dizziness? Heamaglobin is 141 and ferritin is 26.

My vitamin B12 level is 148. Is it possible for this to be the cause of my dizziness? Heamaglobin is 141 and ferritin is 26.

Yes: Dizziness is a common symptom of B12 deficiency. That's a very low level- get treated immediately! See http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2009/05/19/warning-potentially-life-threatening-vitamin-deficiency-affects-25-percent-of-adults. Aspx &
http://chriskresser. Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences & http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/art02810/facts-about-vitamin-b. ...Read more

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Male insomniac. Ferritin low-normal. Fe mid-normal. Why when taking Fe syrup 50 mg, feel better = sleepy, dizzy. Bad reaction! Or good effect? Thnx

Male insomniac. Ferritin low-normal. Fe mid-normal. Why when taking Fe syrup 50 mg, feel better = sleepy, dizzy. Bad reaction! Or good effect? Thnx

Insomnia: I usually do at least an hour comprehensive interview on insomnia and other sleep disorders. Occasionally they are organic in origin but for most people they occur because of trauma or other stressful events that do not get resolved--insomnia is just one of many likely symptoms. Can you contact me to discuss more about your history. I am a sleep disorders expert. ...Read more

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Having dizziness, body twitches causing severe insomnia, rapid heartbeat. CBC results normal but ferritin 34 - range 15-150. Ferritin level the cause?

Having dizziness, body twitches causing severe insomnia, rapid heartbeat. CBC results normal but ferritin 34 - range 15-150. Ferritin level the cause?

Iron deficiency: Your body stores of iron are low, but not depleted. Menstrual blood loss is a common cause of iron deficiency in women. You should take oral iron supplement and multivitamins.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Work up for hair loss and dizzy sitting to standing and tired. Labs ferritin 6 iron saturation 5 wbc 2.8 rbc 2.9 hgb 9.0 crit 26.8 monocytes low 182 total iron 21 thyroid nodules benign?

Work up for hair loss and dizzy sitting to standing and tired. Labs ferritin 6 iron saturation 5 wbc 2.8 rbc 2.9 hgb 9.0 crit 26.8 monocytes low 182 total iron 21 thyroid nodules benign?

Need Hematologist: Women often see hair loss when their iron stores are low (as yours are). Dizziness on standing is often related to dehydration (volume depletion). But I am concerned about your low white count, red count, and hematocrit. You may need to be evaluated to see if you are losing blood somehow - or if you are not producing enough red cells (and white cells). I think a hematology opinion is in order. ...Read more

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Iron & tibc iron total 43 l (50 - 170) tibc 463 (261 - 478) % saturation 9.3 l (12 - 50) ferritin 12.7 (5 - 358) hemog. 13.6. Having dizziness?

Iron & tibc iron total 43 l (50 - 170) tibc 463 (261 - 478) % saturation 9.3 l (12 - 50) ferritin 12.7 (5 - 358) hemog. 13.6. Having dizziness?

Keep looking: You are significantly iron deficient, but have a good hemoglobin level, so this is not likely the true source of your dizziness. You and your dr / neurologist need to look elsewhere. ...Read more

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Have felt tired and dizzy my iron ferritin level was checked last year level was 16, should I have ferritin rechecked?

Yes: Assuming you have been taken iron, it would be a good idea to recheck your cell counts and ferritin. In case they are normal at least iron deficient anemia can be ruled out as the cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Do I need iron supplements if I have a blood ferritin level of 11.2? My regular iron levels are within range, but I'm often dizzy and sleepy.

Other data needed: Ferritin is the storage form of iron that makes sure you always have normal serum iron level as in your case. You need to look at your hemoglobin and glucose levels and several other parameters to explain your symptoms ...Read more

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Recently found out I'm anemic with a ferritin of 6 and hemoglobin of 10. On iron now but having ringing in ears, dizziness and feeling unwell. Normal?

Recently found out I'm anemic with a ferritin of 6 and hemoglobin of 10. On iron now but having ringing in ears, dizziness and feeling unwell. Normal?

Can happen with anem: Yes, anemia can cause all of the above. Your PCP should put you on therapeutic doses of iron. You should also be evaluated for why you are anemic in the first place ex. blood loss. ...Read more

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Exhaustion, dizzy spells, serum iron 6umol/L, transferrin IBC 59, trans saturation 10%, serum ferritin assay 43. Do I need iron tablets/further tests?

Exhaustion, dizzy spells, serum iron 6umol/L, transferrin IBC 59, trans saturation 10%, serum ferritin assay 43. Do I need iron tablets/further tests?

May be both: You appear to be iron deficient and should take oral iron supplements. However, it is important to determine why you are iron deficient. A common cause in women is heavy menstrual bleeding. Others are malabsorption and blood loss in the intestine. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes low iron levels? How low are mine exactly? Iron- 22 l (range: 50-170) dibc- 424 (265-497) % saturation- 5 l (15-50) ferritin 6.6 l (6.0-137)

Mild to moderate iron deficiency: This kind of iron deficiency is very common in young women and can be related to heavy periods a diet rich in iron such as red meats and leaky this important plus iron supplement this could correct it if there is no acute or chronic bleeding that is undetected if you suspect a bleeding problem then please see your physician. ...Read more

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Low ferritin what causes it?

Iron deficiency: Ferritin is the 'storage' form or 'warehouse' of iron. If you have been told your ferritin is low, it is probably because either A) you are not eating enough iron in your diet, or B) you have some blood losses (heavy periods). Another choice might be C) disease processes with malnutrition, inadequate absorption, or utilization. You should follow through with your doctor to get this problem fixed. ...Read more

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Causes for low ferritin levels in males?

Causes for low ferritin levels in males?

Need to see your: Doctor. Low ferritin levels mean reduced iron stores, usually due to blood loss. In a male this requires investigation for source of blood loss. ...Read more

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What can cause low ferritin? Is 9 low! Female aged 35?

What can cause low ferritin? Is 9 low! Female aged 35?

Iron deficiency: What is your age 35 or 67? It matters very much. Iron deficiency in a post-menopausal female warrants excluding a hidden cause of bleeding, such as in the intestine. It is imperative that you see your doctor for an in-person evaluation and a colonoscopy may be warranted.
See this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/causes/CON-2001932s ...Read more

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

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

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). ...Read more

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Can high estradiol cause low ferritin?

Can high estradiol cause low ferritin?

No: Hi. Nope, no direct relationship. Your profile says you're a man. If you have high estrogen, that could be a sign of a problem such as a tumor. Is your testosterone low? Low ferritin is a sign of iron deficiency. Are you anemic? Do you have a testicular mass? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Very low glucose level causes dizziness?

Very low glucose level causes dizziness?

Commonly: When the brain is deprived of enough glucose, such as in hypoglycemia, a person gets dizzy and can even lose consciousness if blood sugar is low enough. It is a symptom which should prompt blood sugar testing to verify if indeed the cause of dizziness is from low blood sugar because so many other things can also cause dizziness. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more