Iron Overload - What Could Be Causing This?

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  1. TomFB97

    TomFB97 Member

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    CRP HS: 4.05 mg/L (Range: < 5)
    Iron: 32.68 umol/L (Range: 5.8 - 34.5)
    TIBC: 50.58 umol/L (Range: 45 - 72)
    UIBC: X 17.9 umol/ L (Range: 22.3 - 61.7)
    Transferrin Saturation: X 64.61 % (Range: 20 - 50)
    Ferritin: 205 ug/L (Range: 30 - 400)

    After seeing those bloods I donated blood immediately. I had some more bloods done two weeks after donating:

    CRP HS: 0.33 mg/L (Range: < 5)
    Iron: 36.5umol/L (Range: 5.8 - 34.5)
    Transferrin Saturation: X 67 % (Range: 20 - 50)
    Ferritin: 40 g/L (Range: 30 - 400)

    Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this iron overload? I’m having a whole host of issues at the moment, including thyroid. TSH is usually 2-3 with low end T3/4 - accompanied with all the usual hypo symptoms. Eyebrows and hair are thinning rapidly.

    Is iron overload potentially the root of my issues, or is it simply a manifestation of a larger issue elsewhere? Any advice is appreciated; I can provide my other blood work if required. Thanks!
     
  2. ExCarniv

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    Do you eat white bread? Any iron fortified foods could cause you problems.
     
  3. Karime22

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    Have you had your copper level tested? Low copper could allow for higher iron.
     
  4. RWilly

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    Any Irish or Northern European ancestry? If so, it could be hereditary hemochromatosis. Phlebotomies are the current protocol for that.

    The main symptoms people have before diagnoses are fatigue and joint paint.
     
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