Odd question I know as I am sure the answer is 'Get tested' but......
I haven't had ferritin tested for a while - I had haemoglobin etc checked in October and it was 13..8 (range 11.5 to 16.6) which I know is different from ferritin, Last time I had ferritin tested was October 2011 (so the previous year) and it was 85 (range 50-170). I was getting it tested every 2 years and it was usually between 40-85. should it be higher to help with hair loss problems etc.?
I don't want to have to keep paying for tests all the time (just paid out again for private GP appt, for saliva tests and Thyroid tests ) and my NHS gp reluctant to do tests on NHS without cast iron reasons other than - I wonder if my iron is low.
So my question is - is it ok to take Floridix just to ensure I am getting enough Iron and make sure my ferritin is a good level? Or is it really something that has to be tested before you supplement?