Using Serum Ferritin to Combat Iron Deficiency Video

Iron insufficiency can lead to constant fatigue, frequent infection and physical weakness and new methods help detect iron deficiency more effectively. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Using Serum Ferritin to Combat Iron Deficiency Female: According to the World Health Organization Iron Insufficiency is one of the most common dietary deficiencies affecting as many as five billion people across the world. Serum Ferritin is a protein in our body that binds the iron and studies have shown that Serum Ferritin blood test is the most sensitive indicator of iron deficiency than the common hemoglobin test. Licensed Naturopathic Physician Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink says requesting that Serum Ferritin test should become a common practice for individuals worried about their low iron levels. Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink: Iron is needed for cellular energy and red blood cell production. Iron deficiency goes through three faces. The first one is that your iron stores go down and then you have an iron deficiency then your red blood cells become small and it can pale because iron gets that nice red color. And then you go become anemic, your red blood cells go down and hemoglobin goes down. The problem is you’ve been iron deficient for awhile before that occurs so I recommend which has called Serum Ferritin because it’s the most accurate at picking up an iron deficiency. And it will be diagnose seemed that problem much earlier so developing symptoms have an audio— Female: Some indications of iron deficiency are constant fatigue, frequent infections, hard time focusing and physical weakness. Symptoms that Parvinder Grewal knows all too well. Parvinder Grewal: I had two small children, I work full time and I take care of the house so like a lot of other women I was busy and I was feeling tired and I thought I was feeling tired because we would lead a pacifist lifestyle. But what I didn’t know I was feeling this way because I had an iron deficiency. Female: Iron deficiency is extremely common. In fact, one in four women age 15 to 45 is iron deficient. The loss of iron and the blood—and the lack of adequate iron levels in the average North American diet which only provides 8 to 10 milligrams of the 15 to 18 milligrams of iron required daily for women are two principle causes. Dr. Carlson-Rink says despite the fact that iron deficiency often goes undetected it is easily treatable. Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink: For years, I’ve recommend iron and herbs. Unlike animal based supplements it’s not load with iron overload, it’s not constipating and its preservative added are free. 20 milligrams of Floridex prevents four out of five women from being deficient in their childbearing years. Female: For more information in Serum Ferritin ask your physician or healthcare professional, Sherri Dymterko reporting.

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