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hello I was diagnosed in 2012 I have had a year coming to terms with a gluten free diet. I have just been told by my gp I have a ferritin level of 6 I keep to a total gluten free diet. i'm concerned why I have a ferritin level of 6 and would like ton know why?

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Have you had your antibodies checked for Celiac to see if you are improving (healing)? Sounds like you are not absorbing iron or getting enough. I took iron daily for almost a year. My ferritin levels were a 2 and are now over 45.

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I had low ferritin due to mal-absorption.  After my diagnosis, my iron levels actually dropped for a while.  I dealt with many intolerances.  I added digestive enzymes.  Between 12-18 months gluten free, my ferritin level came up.  I was told that I had Immature red blood cells due to low ferritin.  These cells are larger than normal cells, do not carry oxygen as well, and tend to break down.  When this cleared, some pressure I felt in my head also went away.  Please hang on, you are heading in the right direction.  I hope your ferritin levels will come up soon.

 

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