Been looking over my last blood test and it occurs to me that something weird is going on with the iron/ferritin balance...serum iron is 25 (11-30) while ferritin is 36.5 (10-200). Researchef this further and am now a little concerned I might be a candidate for hemolytic anemia. But then I maybe being way melodramatic, it's just hard to tell cos there's so little clear information on this subject! I am concerned that if I take iron supplements I'll just be poisoning my blood with too much iron - and if I don't then I'll run out of ferritin.
Could there be a more benign reason for this weird ratio?
Should I take iron or not?
Thank you so much you guys rock
If you would be developing hemolytic anemia, your hemoglobin would be falling like a rock and you would barely be able to walk up a flight of stairs.
Oh okay thanks! I just couldn't be sure because the articles I've read about it are all in doctor speak or missing the key information or both ha ha. So I guess I'd be ok with taking more iron then. Thanks very much x