Ferritin, Iron and Hypothyroidism

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by Janie

Patient Advocate and Author

of "Stop The Thyroid Madness"


Ferritin, Iron and Hypothyroidism

A large body of thyroid patients have been surprised to discover that being hypothyroid also results in having low Ferritin, or storage iron. Ferritin is an iron-storage protein which keeps the iron in a dissolvable and usable state, making the iron non-toxic to cells around it.  So when Ferritin is measured via a blood test, it is basically measuring the iron you have tucked away for safe use.

Why is measuring storage iron important?

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