Ferritin

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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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How Much Iron is Too Much?

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

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Must-Have Tests for Heart Risk Factors

…several tests to determine the level of CRP present. My Sinatra Smart Zone recommendation for an optimal CRP level is less than 0.8 mg/dL. Serum Ferritin (iron) is necessary throughout life for stimulating the production of hemoglobin, the red blood cell pigment that carries oxygen to our cells. However…

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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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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…Healthy zone: > 0.6 ug/mL. 2. C-reactive protein (CRP). The level of this protein indicates the presence of inflammation in the body. Healthy zone: Ferritin. This substance reflects the amount of iron in your blood. Healthy zone: women, Fibrinogen. This protein is converted into fibrin, which promotes…

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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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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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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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Three Signs You Need To Find a Cardiologist

…discuss your family history and request screenings for the following risk factors that tend to run in families: low HDL cholesterol, Lp(a), serum ferritin, homycysteine and fibrinogen. * If you have chest pain, syncope (unexplained passing out) or shortness of breath with exertion, you need to find a…

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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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