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Low Ferritin Level

Ferritin is the protein that helps in the storage of iron in the body. Low ferritin level in the body usually indicates iron deficiency or anemia. The treatment is done by consuming iron-rich food and taking iron supplements.

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I am recovering from COVID, and my serum ferritin levels are low despite taking multivitamins. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old, and my serum ferritin levels are very low, around 5 ng/ml, hemoglobin is 11.9 g/dl, RBC is 4.1 million, and PCV is less than 33 %. I tested positive for COVID a few days ago, and now it is negative. However, 21 days are complete, but still, I feel weak. My other blood r...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The low serum ferritin levels may cause extreme tiredness and low energy levels due to the low oxygen-carrying ability of the blood. The liver should also be strengthened to improve the digestive and blood systems. So...  Read Full »

I have a ferritin level of 10.8 ng/mL. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I got my ferritin levels checked and the results revealed that it was at 10.8. I feel very tired and also I look very pale. The doctors have not contacted me about the results. Should I get a second opinion?  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The normal range of ferritin is between 20 to 200. So, your ferritin level is below the normal range. The ferritin is a protein that stores or preserve iron in the body. The liver synthesizes the ferritin. It means you have less iron storage. But, we need to look your ir...  Read Full »

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