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Sudden Decrease In Ferritin
I'm fasting this month, can I still increaser ferritin levels by taking my tabs at night between 22pm and 3am basically? Or avoid decrease?
Yes: You can take iron when ever you take your meals at night. It is better to take iron with food to avoid stomach irritation.
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
Been taking iron pills for low iron and ferritin for 7 weeks. Ferritin increased but iron decreased. What could be wrong? Anything serious like cancer
How long does it take ferritin to decrease significantly if drinking 1 oz of wheatgrass juice daily?
Adjunct only: I understand that this is a 79 year old man with myelodysplastic syndrome who is transfusion-dependent. Despite the enormous hype for this concoction as a treatment for iron overload, I can't find a plausible mechanism and everything's anecdotal. I'd expect your experiment to be a complete failure. Your oncologist may recommend an actual iron chelator.
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.
Low body iron: Your ferritin level is low and indicates a lack of iron in your body which leads to iron deficiency anemia. This suggests that you have lost blood for some time-probably through monthly menstrual bleeding. Your md will advise you about looking for other causes of blood loss, taking proper iron supplements, whether you are already anemic, etc.
Extremely: This suggests iron deficiency anemia. The cause needs to be sought and found. If you value your life, pursue the workup. The chance of finding treatable disease and getting well again is very good.
Ferritin: Hi ffinkelstein, In a female that is high. High ferritin levels can be associated with a number of things. The most common in young and healthy adults is inflammation and infection. There are other dz processes than can affect ferritin such as autoimmune dz, anemia, hemochromatosis, liver disease, and many others. Your doctor checked this for a reason. I would follow up him them regarding your testSee 1 more doctor answer