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High ferritin count in the blood test. How can I lower the iron in blood?

i have high ferritin count in my blood test 350, I eat super healthy food no meat but lots of greeen leafy vegetables like kale quinoa, nuts and dried fruits, I drink a few glasses of red wine every night, I am more of a vegeterian, I have stopped eating rice and gluten for the last 6 weeks, so my main food is salmon, vegetables, lentils chickpeas, eggs.
how can I lower the iron in my blood what food should I eat do I need to stopdrinking red wine? please help
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
hi
Ferritin is a test that makes people having anxiety but in our medical world it is the most useless test,cause it increases with any and every stress like fever, stomach problems, liver problems..very high levels in autoimmine diseases ....
Ferritin concentrations increase drastically in the presence of an infection or cancer; this is necessary to counter the infective agent's attempt to bind iron from the host's tissue. The inflammatory response may cause ferritin to migrate from the interstitial space to plasma, elevating the serum ferritin level...high value of ferritin is 200....... it you want to see your iron status ...TIBC,total iron....anf forget about ferritin 350......
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Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Sunil Kumar Srivastava's  Response
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, thalassemia, 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
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Increased ferritin and increased iron level are not synonymous...
Ferritin is an acute-phase-reactant and can be raised in several situations, not related to Iron.
Check with your Haematologist.

The best way to reduce iron level is frequent blood donation...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist Dr. Sangita's  Response
hello,

Your Ferritin level is high that does not mean that iron in blood is increased. To know your iron status go fo iron profile .Ferritin level may be increased in blood in many conditions such as Chronic disorders ,obesity, inflammation ,alcohol ,liver problem .You should stop taking alcohol .Please check if you have any of the above mentioned problems
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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