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Is high ferritin harmful to the body and what problem can it

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Is high ferritin harmful to the body and what problem can it cause?
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how high is your ferritin level?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


high ferritin can be a sign of iron overload such as hemochromatosis iron storage disorder. you might need a liver scan and biopsy to confirm this diagnosis.

or it could be due to a an inflammatory process in the body. ESR and c reactive protein levels should be checked to see if there is inflammation in the body.
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