Ferritin Nearing 100

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Re: Ferritin Nearing 100

Postby figflower » Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:58 pm

Steve, glad you are well other than RLS and allergies. As you know, rls is somewhat more common among women. And even more common during pregnancy and menopause. So RLS seems like it can be triggered or made worse with hormonal changes. And it would seem that testosterone might confer some benefit. Have you had your levels checked? Unlike women, Mother Nature has seen fit to allow men to maintain their levels of their feel good hormone. Muchas suerte!

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Re: Ferritin Nearing 100

Postby Rustsmith » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:58 pm

Yes, my GP does a good job of making certain that everything is in line. For me, RLS/WED is genetic and I inherited it from my father. I also inherited migraine headaches from him and that is another disorder that in primarily found in women. I don't think that they know yet about what causes the gender deviation from 50-50. Yes, it could be the hormonal side of it or it could be associated somehow with the more complex immune system that women have so that their bodies do not automatically reject babies. If you look at the gender ratio for autoimmune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis and lupus), those are also more common in women.
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Re: Ferritin Nearing 100

Postby JayEarley » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:26 am

I just watched a foundation webinar on Augmentation in which the speaker said that they wanted people's ferritin level to be above 50. Mine is only 25 and my regular doctors thought that was OK. Now I will try taking the recommended dose of Ferrous Sulfate pills that have 65 mg. of elemental iron twice a day. When I get my iron over 50 I'll see whether it helps with my RLS or not

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Re: Ferritin Nearing 100

Postby ViewsAskew » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:42 am

Good luck with it. It certainly helps some. Hope it helps you.
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