For example, the ‘normal’ reference range for ferritin is 13-200. If your blood test reveals a serum ferritin level of 15, your doctor may consider this a ‘normal’ result.
When in actuality, a ferritin level of 15 indicates severe iron deficiency!
Rest assured – you are not overreacting or imagining things despite your doctor’s indifference.
Iron deficiency can and does cause significant symptoms!
In addition to iron, there are several other critical tests that identify nutrient deficiencies that frequently accompany iron deficiency; B-12, folic acid, and Vitamin D.
Many doctors are not accustomed to ordering these tests, so it is important that you are prepared to request them.