Is there anyone just like me who has both iron and b12 deficiency ... ?
B12 and iron deficiency : Is there... - Pernicious Anaemi...
Pernicious Anaemia Society
Yes, it's not unusual.
People with PA will have low stomach acid which means some enzymes that digest proteins don't work properly. That makes it difficult for iron bound to proteins to be released and it makes it difficult for iron to dissolve, which it needs to do to be absorbed.
But you need to make sure that your doctor knows that you're taking iron supplements as too much can be harmful.
Sir I'm taking iron supplements from past 2 months n I don't know whether they are working or not
N do folic or folate has to do anything with ferritin I'm low at ferritin too
I'm low at everything how I'm still alive I don't know 🤣
What type of iron supplements? If it's iron sulfate then it needs to be taken with something acidic. Citric acid is good, try taking it with a glass or orange juice.
Folate has nothing to do with ferritin, that is something to do with iron.
That should be fairly easy to absorb.
Yess but I don't know how long should I keep taking them as I've heard too much iron supplement is also hazardous
Oh I thought ferrratin was iron!! I'm going to have to googke that now.
Ferritin is a protein that carries iron around in the body.
I don't have ferritin That's means my iron got no vehicle to travel
But I don't have iron too 🤣
Yes, just had blood results back. B12 has picked up after loading dose but iron is still low, came back as 5. Not sure what happens next but have an appointment to discuss tomorrow.
Both ferritin and transferrin should be tested.
Ferritin isn’t the same thing as iron in your body. Instead, ferritin is a protein that stores iron, releasing it when your body needs it. Ferritin usually lives in your body’s cells, with very little actually circulating in your blood.
The greatest concentrations of ferritin are typically in the cells of the liver (known as hepatocytes) and immune system (known as reticuloendothelial cells).
Ferritin is stored in the body’s cells until it’s time to make more red blood cells. The body will signal the cells to release ferritin. The ferritin then binds to another substance called transferrin.
Transferrin is a protein that combines with ferritin to transport it to where new red blood cells are made. Imagine transferrin as a dedicated taxi for iron.
In my case I have normal iron but really low transferrin.
Sir plz do check my report that I've posted earlier on my profile and do let me know what u think of it plz 🙏🏼
Ah brilliant I have had a tranferrin test which is 2.2 and the doctor said my stored iron was fine so I am guessing the transferrin level showed her that? I was really confused by the whole thing.
Yea it's confusing need to research alot
I experiences this myself where they told me that i was fine because my iron was fine and tranferrin was 100 points low. Not one of the three has followed up on the transferrin and I am after 3 months still having serious problems so I decided to do some research on this 100 point low transferrin and found this. Thus I don't have the solution to the problem but I do know that it is a problem that should not be overlooked. I'm currently seeking the answer. If you see, by that chart it suggests Sideroblastic Anemia. What the solution is and if that is causing all my other issues or if I have both megaloblastic anemia and that, who knows. but I'm determined to find out. And if anyone has any info, I am interested. I have a normal CBC but low b12 and very low transferrrin, with normal iron.
If your transferrin level is low there is a problem. It's not ok when that is low and iron is normal. There is a problem that they need to address. Find a physician that understands this, a hematologist perhaps.
I highly suggest reading the section, "What does the test result mean" in this article.
Oh thank you so so much. I have no idea if mine are low because they haven't put a range in for me. The saturation should have a percent as well I think. Looking on Ireland website it says below 10 is indivitive of deficiency. And mine is 2. I'm gonna ring them tomorrow and ask them for the proper ranges to be written out and what laboritory they used so I can check they haven't just googled it like me. Why on earth the ranges aren't printed I don't know. Grrr... She specifically said my stored iron was fine but then she also said other things were fine which were high and could have caused my symptoms. Looks like a low transferring can also cause arythmias etc palpitations which is what I was shaving. Christ its like getting blood from a turnip with these people.
Having little iron and having excessive iron which doesn't get utilised both are equally bad
Not what you're looking for?
You may also like...
interesting. (I had B12 deficiency and iron deficiency at the same time, the iron deficiency...
scares the hell out of me. Could B12 deficiency cause this too? I just don't know what to do...
struggling to get myself out of the low/borderline/deficient levels. I am taking a cocktail of Preg...
Wondered if anyone was experiencing the same thing as me. I have been diagnosed with b12 deficiency...
Hi guys, just wanting to know if anyone else has iron deficiency problems along with pernicious...