Hi all, I'm trying to understand the exact mechanisms that make having a ferritin level of a least 70 so important for thyroid health? Is being anemic or having low ferritin levels to do with low levels of oxygen flowing around the body, essentially making a person hypoxic (oxygen deprived)? Or is there something else about the iron itself?
The reason I ask is that I've had a life-long problem with low ferritin (never over a 13 in the last 20 years) and anemic for much of that but can't really tolerate oral iron preparations. This is of course problematic as I have lots of hypo symptoms. The recent ultrasound of my throat descibed it as looking consistent with Hashimotos, so I'm about to get the anti-body test results which should confirm this diagnosis.
Anyway, even if I am diagnosed as having Hashi's, I won't get anywhere fast with such low iron (ferritin stores).
My point is that I've come across a treatment called EWOT (exercise with oxygen therapy) where you exercise as you breath (medical grade) oxygen and that encourages the oxygen to enter into your blood and cells at a deep level with some dramatic health benefits and results!
If I can get oxygen into my bloodstream and my cells, is that a 'substitute' for needing high ferritin levels??