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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