Find out in time if your body is deficient in iron. Rapid ferritin test

What does frequent dizziness, weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat tell us? For these health problems, it is recommended to have your blood tested for ferritin (iron).
What is it that frequent dizziness, weakness, headaches, unexplained tiredness, tension, depression, paleness of the face, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat tell us? Or the hair that slides, breaks, grows slowly and loses its shine, the dry, cracked skin, the strange cravings for liquorice, chalk, dirt, clay or the burning sensation on the tongue? These can be symptoms of an iron deficiency. And exhaustion, lethargy, apathy, heart problems, joint pain, arthritis, low sex drive, loss of body hair, stomach pain, weight loss, abdominal pain, lack of energy can all be signs of a possible iron deficiency. Therefore, health experts recommend that health problems should be highlighted in time and that blood levels of ferritin (iron) should be tested.
Uncontrolled iron levels can lead to heart failure, chest and leg pain, and tinnitus, while timely detection of changes in iron (ferritin) levels in the body can help in the diagnosis of sideroblastic anaemia, neoplastic processes, tuberculosis, rheumatic disease, haemochromatosis, hepatic disease, and adult Steele's and other diseases. 
Ferritin (iron) test
Ferritin (FER) is one of the most sensitive and specific indicators of the body's iron stores. Its analysis helps to identify the causes of anaemia, suspect and diagnose acute inflammation and chronic diseases. Both too high and too low iron levels have a significant impact on well-being and health status. It is therefore important to use tests to determine the amount present in the body and to select the appropriate treatment. The test is carried out on a sample of venous blood.
Where can we get the iron we need?
The most important thing is a complete diet. Iron is properly absorbed by the human body through food, so a balanced diet should ensure that it is not deficient. Dietary iron is found in red meat, fish, quality chicken, oatmeal, nuts, shrimps, oysters, eggs, parsley, leafy vegetables, lingonberries, cranberries, blueberries, plums. 
It is very important to pay attention to the factors that improve or impair iron absorption. Polyphenols, which are abundant in fruit, vegetables, nuts, calcium and phytic acid (found in cereals) are known to impair the absorption of iron, while vitamin C, which creates a soluble and more easily absorbed compound with iron, improves absorption.
If tests reveal an iron deficiency or over-accumulation in the body, it is essential to follow the advice of your doctor. Doctors recommend preventive blood tests to detect iron deficiency or accumulation in time. 

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