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Moonflower

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2021, 09:03:15 PM »

Jaypo - I don't take any supplements apart from Vit D with K2 and Omega 3, 6, 9 so not sure why my ferratin levels are high.  How can one reduce iron levels?
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Taz2

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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2021, 10:37:29 PM »

It's so nice of you all to contribute to this chat. Thank you!



Taz - I haven't been told anything more about the high ferratin levels as the consultant was a heart specialist.  He said he'll write to my docs and ask them to do another blood test in a couple of months.  I just hope it's not anything to do with cancer..

High levels of ferritin can be caused by a condition called haemotomocrosis (spelling?) and this specific condition can have an effect on the heart which is probably why it was checked. I'm sure your cardiac consultant would have raised concerns if this was a possible diagnosis?

Taz x
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Moonflower

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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2021, 09:04:54 AM »

Thanks Taz! You're absolutely right!  I just spoke to a doc and he said the same thing!  If the consultant said my heart is ok then hemochromatosisis is unlikely.
He said they start to do some investigations when the ferratin levels hit 300 so I guess I'll wait for the next blood test.
Mind you, I'm still none the wiser with regards to my ectopics investigations.
Thank you x
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Taz2

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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2021, 09:41:03 AM »

I'm glad you've spoken to your doc. I have ectopic beats too but only when not in HRT. They are so unsettling aren't they?

Taz x
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Uptick

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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2021, 02:17:50 PM »

It's so nice of you all to contribute to this chat. Thank you!

Uptick - I had blood tests to investigate my ectopics and I guess only any relevant ones that could affect the heart. The other thing that came up high was antinuclear antibodies in the blood which the consultant said could be to do with inflammation like rheumatism. I am getting strange nodules in my finger joints....

Inflammation can raise ferritin levels, so if you have a confirmation of chronic inflammation due to arthritis, this could explain your ferritin levels.

Haemochromatosis raises ferritin levels due to iron overload, the most useful test to aid differentiation of true iron overload from other causes is the serum transferrin saturation.

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Moonflower

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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2021, 06:18:27 PM »

Taz, the ectopics are a nuisance! They really make me jump when they happen.  Does HRT help to banish them then? I only started getting them last year but I'm getting them daily :-(.  Wondering if also something to do with the menopause.

Uptick, thank you. You're so knowledgeable!  I'm so glad I've found this site.

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jaypo

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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2021, 07:20:45 PM »

Yep uptick, I just looked haemochromatosis up as that worried me too, I have arthritic fingers,so maybe that's why my ferratin levels were up too,could you please be my dr?  :D
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Taz2

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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2021, 07:29:13 PM »

I only developed ectopics during later peri-meno and within a week of starting transdermal HRT they disappeared. I've had to stop using HRT twice in the past 13 years and both times they returned. It is a common symptom of menopause thought to be linked to low oestrogen.

Taz x
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jaypo

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« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2021, 07:31:33 PM »

Oh Taz they ARE worrying,I've had them since my 30s and still have them today,just hope they're  not damaging my heart in any way
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Moonflower

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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2021, 11:43:52 PM »

It's good to know that HRT may banish those ectopics!

There is a brilliant cardiologist on YouTube called Sanjay Gupta (also known as the York Cardiologist) and he has a video which is called "Are my ectopic heart beats damaging my heart".  He said the answer is no unless you have several thousands every day consistently for years.  He said he has a patient who has 20,000 per day and is still ok. 
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jaypo

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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2021, 09:31:18 AM »

Thank you moonflower x
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