Ferritin is the storage form of iron—or, more specifically, it is a protein that itself stores iron. More often I tend to see it low than high for a variety of common reasons--a situation that often leads to hair loss, among other things. But ferritin can also be abnormally high. The [...]
Iron Physiology 101 Most of us know that low iron makes you tired. This is because you have to have iron in order to make enough hemoglobin, which is the part of your red blood cells that binds and transports oxygen. There are several forms of anemia, but one of [...]
One of the most common causes of female hair loss is low ferritin. Here's why, and what you do about it.