Iron Deficieny (Ferritin)

Iron is the most common trace element in the human body. As a cofactor of heme-containing enzymes and proteins, it becomes the most important transport and storage medium for oxygen. Iron deficiency is the most common human deficiency disease worldwide. The most common reasons for this are increased menstrual bleeding and malnutrition (vegetarians and vegans in particular should therefore pay attention to their iron levels).

What are the reasons for my levels to change?

Some of the main reasons for your levels not to be in an optimal range are:

When should I get tested?

You should test your Iron levels if you experience symptoms such as:

What is being tested:​

Ferritin indicates your body’s iron content, which is critical to diagnosing anaemia or excess iron. An increase in ferritin levels can also indicate an infection, inflammation or kidney and liver disease.