Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:56 am Post subject: High Ferritin and Low T.I.B.C.
I have a blood text recently as shown I have high of Ferritin 217 ug/L (10 -120) and low T.I.B.C 44.4 umol/L (45.0 - 70/0 ) I am worry of the increase/ reduce of my iron profile. Kindly elaborate the cause and the medication to minimize/ increase their level. Thanks
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Kathrynne Holden, MS, RDJoined: 22 Jan 2007Posts: 94Location: www.nutritionucanlivewith.com
Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:12 am Post subject:
Dear Friend, There are many, many possible reasons for such iron levels in your blood. It would be improper for me to speculate as to the cause. You must discuss this with your physician, who has access to your complete medical records. S/he can properly diagnose the cause and explain it to you. Write back and let us know the results._________________Best regards, Kathrynne Holden, MS, RD --
This is the reply from my doctor:-
Ferritin is a protein which is produced from the liver and use as a indicator of total body iron storage. High ferritin level can found in many conditions such as iron over load, liver disease, inflammatory disease, malignancy and aging.
TIBC have reflected iron status in the body and that low level can caused by iron over load, chronic disease and low protein diet.
According to your result : slightly high ferritin, slightly low TIBC, these might because of iron over load, aging and too low protein in diet ( so far from the health check up report did not find a chronic disease, malignancy and liver disease)
The way to improve this condition are exercising, increase protein in diet (but low red meat, organ meat
Kindly elaborate and advise
Joined: 22 Jan 2007Posts: 94Location: www.nutritionucanlivewith.com
Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:42 pm Post subject:
Dear Friend, Your doctor, having access to your medical history and records, has given you the best possible advice. Again I must say that it would be improper for me to elaborate on this report without complete information. Please follow your doctor's counsel, which is based on his/her examination of you and interpretation of your medical records._________________Best regards, Kathrynne Holden, MS, RD