What does high hemoglobin and low ferritin mean?

What does high hemoglobin and low ferritin mean?

High levels of ferritin can indicate an iron storage disorder, such as hemochromatosis, or a chronic disease process. Low levels of ferritin are indicative of iron deficiency, which causes anemia (a reduction in the number of oxygen-carrying red blood cells).

What causes low ferritin levels with normal hemoglobin?

Hypoferritinemia caused by decreased iron intake, as part of the general poor diet, or due to low gastrointestinal absorption that happens to postbariatric surgery. It also happens in Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and celiac disease, hemorrhoids, colon cancer, peptic ulcer, menorrhagia, and hematuria.

Does iron deficiency increase red blood cells?

Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. As the name implies, iron deficiency anemia is due to insufficient iron. Without enough iron, your body can’t produce enough of a substance in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen (hemoglobin).

What diseases can cause low ferritin levels?

Summary of Diseases Associated With Lower Ferritin

  • Anemia [2]
  • Fatigue [3]
  • Hair loss [4, 5, 6, 7]
  • Fibromyalgia [8]
  • IBD [9]
  • Hypothyroidism [10]
  • Depression [11]
  • Anxiety [12]

What are symptoms of polycythemia vera?

What are the symptoms of polycythemia vera?

  • Lack of energy (fatigue) or weakness.
  • Headache.
  • Dizziness.
  • Shortness of breath and trouble breathing while lying down.
  • Vision problems, such as double vision, blurred vision, and blind spots.
  • Inability to concentrate.
  • Night sweats.
  • Face and becomes red and warm (flushed)

What are the interventions for low RBC?

Pantoprazole (GI bleed) – helps reduce acid and stop bleeding of peptic ulcers

  • IV fluids and electrolytes as necessitated by lab values
  • B12 injections or oral supplements – for B12 deficiency
  • What causes low WBC and low RBC?

    Fevers and infections that continually return

  • UTI or bladder infections
  • Infections in the lung that cause you to cough continuously and have difficulty breathing
  • Sores in your mouth
  • Stuffy nose or other sinus infections
  • Infections on or in your skin
  • What condition causes high MCV and low RBC?

    (1) Dilution with intravenous fluid when sample has been drawn through an indwelling line.

  • (2) Lipemia and icterus,which can interfere with hemoglobin determination.
  • (3) Cold agglutinin antibodies can produce erythrocyte clumping,resulting in erroneous values for RBC number (falsely decreased) and MCV (falsely elevated).
  • 4.
  • What if RBC is low Eos is high?

    That means you most likely have a parasitic or high fungal infection. Take black walnut, green husks, cloves, and wormwood and a high antioxidant CoQ10. My dad had the same thing.. and it affected his kidneys as well. Also you may notice an increase in your eos for awhile while they work on killing them off.