I got my blood ferritin level checked as i was feeling exhausted, it is low?

Im female age 24years recently i got my blood ferritin level cheked as i was feeling exhausted and reports are 12ng/dl i think its very low than normal and my Hb level is 13 . Now i have decide to take ferrous fumarate 210mg 1 tablet daily. I want to know is that right choice according to my condition? Is it safe to use? Will it work for me? Kindly answer me


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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

In my opinion you levels are not that low
ferritin levels should not worry you if your Hb is 13 , ferritin is just a for iron storage
Notice that low levels as well as high levels can cause exhaustion

I suggest looking for other reasons like thyroid levels ,
Not enough sleep or even depression ?

Good luck i hope i was of help

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

For me I will not go with any treatment at the moment as it is still within normal range.
Exhaustion can be caused by vitamin deficiency and thyroid disorder ..
My advice is to get enough sleep, diet rich in omega3and vitamins B group .
Drink plenty of water and get a thyroid test

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
low ferritin levels has no significance unless hemoglobin levels are also lowered.
eat healthy diet and add protein and vitamin supplements.thats all.
No need for any other medicines.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
YOU CAN TAKE FERROUS FUMARATE TABLETS FOR ONE MONTH AND THEN STOP IT.
NO NEED TO TAKE IT FOR MORE PERIOD AS HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS ARE NORMAL.
THANKS

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
just low feritin levels will not cause weakness untill it affects hemoglobin levels.
the weakness can be due to calcium and vitamin deficiency. start on these supplements.

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