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High Ferritin level, 5 years ago was OK

Commented on November 22, 2013
Created November 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

My ferritin level have been last 2 years high. It is 450 ng/mL while reference range is 30-400. I am 28 years old and 5 years ago was 340 ng/mL. My iron level is normal, thyorid hormones also. I also have low energy. My doctor said that my ferritin level is normal, but I am not sure if this is really normal if it is above reference range and if it is higher than 5 years ago. Is that really still normal or should I make some further analyzes and which ones?

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on November 22, 2013
at 01:00 AM

i cannot see anything concerning with the blood-work you posted below (i am not a doctor tho).

how long have you had the 'low energy' feeling for? it may just be a temporary thing that you will get over soon...your body could be currently fighting off a small infection/inflammation which is why your ferritin is slightly high and your platelet (thrombocytes) count is slightly low.

also, i seem to recall that a Vitamin K deficiency can sometimes result in a low platelet count as well.

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on November 21, 2013
at 03:55 PM

I wouldnt eat so much nuts. The PUFAs in them may end up interacting with all the iron from the meat.

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on November 21, 2013
at 03:45 PM

Sorry I totaly forgot to mention veggies/fruit. I eat about 2 peaces of fruit per day and a lot of salad and some other veggies. I also eat about 50g of nuts per day.

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on November 21, 2013
at 12:10 PM

Not sure I see the issue with those diagnostics. Other than no mention of veggies/fruits in your diet… that's problematic.

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on November 21, 2013
at 11:37 AM

That's a pretty hefty iron intake if you eat that amount of meat daily. Serum iron is not a good indicator of iron stores, Serum Iron Transferrin Saturation (TSAT) in combination with Ferritin is much more useful. When you TSAT is high, combined with high ferritin, this suggests iron overload and I'd highly recommend to donate blood regularly.

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at 03:58 PM

Knowing male or female helps too!

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on November 21, 2013
at 09:27 AM

I don't have currently full panel, but you can read some info from this one. It is in my local language, but I hope you will understand most of it :). My current diet is about 250g of meet per day, 100g of sardines, proteins, 150g of rice and fats (eggs, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados). I am male. I have also some problems with knees and hair loss.

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on November 21, 2013
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Not sure I see the issue with those diagnostics. Other than no mention of veggies/fruits in your diet… that's problematic.

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on November 21, 2013
at 11:37 AM

That's a pretty hefty iron intake if you eat that amount of meat daily. Serum iron is not a good indicator of iron stores, Serum Iron Transferrin Saturation (TSAT) in combination with Ferritin is much more useful. When you TSAT is high, combined with high ferritin, this suggests iron overload and I'd highly recommend to donate blood regularly.

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on November 20, 2013
at 04:58 PM

From the AHS12 twitter feed:

Kresser: Once you get high iron levels, the only way to remove it are a phlebotomy or chelation therapy. #AHS12 ~ Chelation is EXPENSIVE! Lactoferrin supplemenation can actually remove some iron from the body. Apolactoferrin is the one to get. Others still have iron. #Ahs12

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on November 20, 2013
at 03:51 AM

high ferritin can also indicate inflammation or an infection, which may explain your low energy.

if you do not start feeling better (more energy), get a full blood panel (cbc/fbc/feb) done, this should show up any problems. If it does not & you still feel unwell, as @Bukowski mentions, get full iron studies (full iron workup) done if possible

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on November 19, 2013
at 02:51 PM

Please provide a full panel. Iron transferrin saturation is very important to interpret the results. Also provide an outline of your diet.

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on November 19, 2013
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Knowing male or female helps too!

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