Ferritin is an intracellular protein that contains iron. Ferritin stores iron and releases iron in a controlled fashion. The ferritin test is ordered to assess a person’s iron stores in the body.The ferritin test may be ordered, along with other iron tests, when a routine CBC shows that a person’s hemoglobin and hematocrit are low and their red blood cells are smaller and paler than normal (microcytic and hypochromic), suggesting iron deficiency anemia even though other clinical symptoms may not have developed yet.
Iron deficiency leads to several symptoms and a doctor may order ferritin as well as other iron-related tests. The most common symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include: fatigue/tiredness that does not go away with enough rest, Weakness, Dizziness, Headaches, Total Blackout, Pale skin.
When the iron levels drop really low, there may be shortness of breath, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), irritability. Severe anaemia at time may also lead to chest pain, headaches, leg pains, shock, and even heart failure may occur. Children may develop learning disabilities and symptoms that are characteristics of anaemia; cravings for specific substances, such as chalk, dirt, or clay, a burning sensation in the tongue or a smooth tongue, sores at the corners of the mouth.
In cases where there are Iron Overload, it tends to worsen over a period of time since Iron tends to get accumulated in cells and tissues. Symptoms include joint pain, fatigue, weakness, weight loss, lack of energy, abdominal pain, hair loss etc.
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