Because inflammation in the body can cause high ferritin levels, a test result that is slightly high does not always mean a buildup of iron (hemochromatosis
) is present.
Very high ferritin levels (greater than 1,000 ng/mL) can mean a large buildup of iron in the body (hemochromatosis). One form of this condition is passed on in families (genetic hemochromatosis). Some diseases, including alcoholism
, and some types of anemia
that cause red blood cells to be destroyed, can also cause hemochromatosis.In your case slightly high range may not be dangerous.
Get screened for any symptoms if you have any
It is important to remove the unnecessary iron before damage can occur. Iron reduction is accomplished with chelation therapy
, which is the removal of iron pharmacologically with an iron-chelating agent.
You may seek helpof an clinical hematologist?Internal medicine specialist