nth adrenals, nthadrenals, adrenal fatigue, adrenal insufficiency, natural thyroid, dessicated thyroid, natural thyroid hormone, Armour, Naturethroid, Efra, Cytomel, Cynomel, hydrocortisone, ashwagnda, licorice, rhiodola, saliva results, salivary cortisol test, florinef, ferritin, iron, reverse T3, rT3
Iron and Ferritin
Your iron and ferritin levels are very important factor in your health. If these levels are low you will not be able to tolerate thyroid treatment.
How does low ferritin effect adrenals? Good iron levels are needed for thyroid to be able to convert properly (T4 to T3) and for T3 to get to the cells as it should. Low iron causes extreme adrenal stress as your body cannot utilize thyroid properly (even your own) unless these levels are correct. Low iron also will cause your body to make more reverse T3 than T3 as it knows it cannot utilize it correctly so tries to lower the thyroid in the blood. It will also lower your TSH even when you are very hypothyroid already.
Low ferritin symptoms can mimic low cortisol, low thyroid and electrolyte imbalance symptoms. Some examples would be anxiety, high heart rate, heart palpitation, fatigue, weakness and more.
Understanding Iron labs.
% Sat should be 35 - 45%
Serum Iron should be 100 - 130
Ferritin should be 70 - 90
A high ferritin level when Sat and iron are in the optimal range could indicate inflammation. When serum iron and % sat are low and ferritin is high it means there is inflammation or possibly infection your body is dealing with and you still would need iron. Only when % sat and serum iron is good or high would you not need more iron.
If you'd like one-on-one assistance from the owner of the Adrenals Web group, you may call her through Ingenio by clicking the button below.