Ferritin

How Too Much Iron Harms Your Heart

…One study found that those with excessive iron levels were more than twice as likely to have heart attacks, and that every one percent increase in ferritin found in iron translated into a four percent increase in heart attack risk. Excessive iron levels are one reason why postmenopausal women are at greater…

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Health Benefits of Donating Blood

…irregularity, hair loss and explosive diarrhea. To find out if your iron levels are healthy, ask your doctor to perform a special iron test called serum ferritin. Ideally, you want your iron level to be less than 80 mg/L (for women) and less than 90 mg/L (for men). If your results are above 100 mg/L, to help…

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Watch Out For These Heart Risk Factors

…to, or indicate, inflammation or plaque buildup. These include: * homocysteine, * Lp(a), * C-reactive protein (CRP), * fibrinogen, and * excess ferritin (iron). * Emotional stress. Stress hormones promote arterial constriction, increased heart rate, cholesterol oxidation, and blood clotting. Acute…

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Blood Iron Levels and Heart Disease

Serum ferritin, better known as iron, is vital to human life because it stimulates the production of hemoglobin, the red blood cell pigment that carries oxygen to our cells. Without it, we couldn’t survive. However, research suggests that iron overload, or hemachromatosis, is a risk factor of heart…

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4 Medical Tests You Should Get

…Test: Getting your blood drawn: Any time you get your blood drawn, or better yet donate blood, it thins the blood. Giving blood also removes excess ferritin (iron), which can contribute to arterial toxicity and cholesterol oxidation. For the best heart health benefits, I recommend donating a unit of blood…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…markers evaluated-- that means CRP, Lp(a) and homocysteine as well. * If both your CRP and Lp(a) levels are high, I recommend further testing for ferritin, fibrinogen and homocysteine. All of these inflammatory markers indicate the presence of inflammation in the body. Now it’s your turn: Have you…

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"New" Heart Risk Factors

…factors that I call toxic blood indicators: * C-reactive protein, * interleukin-6, * homocysteine, * fibrinogen, * lipoprotein (a) or Lp(a), and * ferritin (iron). These blood elements are helping to explain why people with “normal” blood profiles and no obvious risks sometimes turn up with serious…

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Lp(a) and Risk Factors of Heart Disease

…concerned, you and your family members should have your Lp(a) cholesterol and other risk factors of heart disease (homocysteine, fibrinogen, and serum ferritin) evaluated by your doctor. And be aware of other heart disease risk factors, includ?ing smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, glucose intolerance…

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Statin Medications Will Not Reduce Lp(a)

…heart disease. If you’re concerned, you and your family members should have your Lp(a) and other risk factors (homocysteine, fibrinogen and serum ferritin) evaluated by your doctor. * Be aware of other risk factors of heart disease, including smoking, high blood pressure, circulatory problems, high triglycerides…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…indicator of inflammation and chronic infection in the body * Excess fibrinogen, a protein that helps regulate the clotting process; and * Excess ferritin (iron), which contributes to arterial toxicity and cholesterol oxidation. Emotional stress. Stress hormones promote arterial constriction, high blood…

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