Serum Ferritin Low Reasons and Treatment


Are you still low on serum ferritin despite undergoing lots of iron treatments.Serum ferritin is low whenever there is iron deficiency. And in case of an iron deficiency, hemoglobin (Hb) goes down first. I need to know her Hb count. If Hb hasn’t increased despite iron treatment, her body is probably not absorbing iron. Loss of blood could also deplete the iron storage of the body.

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Serum iron, iron binding capacity and the complete blood picture are required for the correct diagnosis. A person should have plenty of green leafy vegetables along with Vitamin C-rich foods such as lime and other citrus fruits, guava and amla to promote iron absorption. Pulses, meat, fish and poultry are also wonderful sources of iron. Beverages such as tea should not be taken along with meals as they will inhibit iron absorption

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