Ferritin is a protein in your body that stores iron. So when your ferritin levels drop low, your iron levels are likely to drop as well, potentially leading to iron-deficiency anemia. Eating a healthy diet, sufficient in iron-rich foods, can help improve your ferritin levels.
It’s very rare to have high blood levels of B12 from too much in the diet. Ferritin is a bit elevated and would probably be worth getting a full iron panel once on the diet a bit longer (3 months is really not a lot of time in the big picture), as well as looking at your GGT.
If a person has abnormally high body iron levels, he or she will want to consume foods or substances that lower the amount of iron absorbed. People with complicated iron balance issues associated with sickle cell disease, thalassemia, blood diseases and cancers will need to work out an individual diet plan starting with the Diet for Iron Balance.
As the blog explains, "a vegetarian or vegan diet can make it difficult to keep your iron levels high – but contrary to popular belief, this is because of the type of iron consumed, not simply the amount."
Ferritin is a stored form of iron. Normal ferritin levels are 10 to 200 micrograms per liter for an adult female and 15 to 400 micrograms per liter for an adult male, according to Richard J. Wood, Ph.D., director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Jean B.
High levels of ferritin can be indicative of an iron storage disorder such as hemochromatosis. The symptoms arise because iron accumulates in the organs and leads to destruction and loss of normal function. Other causes of a high ferritin level are chronic inflammatory conditions such as liver disease or rheumatoid arthritis, or some types of ...
When it comes to serum ferritin, a level of 200 to 300 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) falls within the normal range for women and men respectively, which is FAR too high for optimal health. An ideal level for adult men and non-menstruating women is somewhere between 30 and 60 ng/mL. You do not want to be below 20 ng/mL or above 80 ng/mL.
Ferritin is a type of protein in your body that helps you store iron in your tissue. Case studies highlight a strong link between low ferritin levels and iron deficiency. In addition, there are a variety of medical conditions and chronic diseases that could cause low ferritin levels.
High levels of ferritin can also be caused by multiple blood transfusions, alcohol abuse, and obesity. For elevated ferritin levels, your doctor may prescribe other blood iron tests or a TIBC (total iron-binding capacity) test that measures the amount of transferrin in your blood.
i hear that high ferritin levels can be due to acute malnutrition; has anyone noticed high levels after starting atkins induction because of the extreme diet change of no carbs? I'm having trouble connecting a diet of fresh meat, vegetables and healthy fats with acute malnutrition.