Leyla Weighs In: Decoding High Ferritin–Understanding Iron’s Role in Your Health


Have you ever wondered why your iron levels could be sky-high, even without the steak? On today's episode of the Intelligent Medicine Podcast, "Leyla Weighs In" with the intricacies of serum ferritin. She peels back the layers on what elevated levels truly mean for your health. It's not just about what's on your plate; in this jam-packed episode, she navigates the turbulent waters of iron overload disorders, secondary causes like transfusion overload, and more elusive culprits such as liver disease and chronic inflammation. You'll come away with a deeper understanding of why a fine-tuned interpretation of lab results is more than just numbers—it's a window into your well-being. But that's just scratching the surface. Leyla also explores the lesser-known effects of plant-based diets on iron absorption, shedding light on the challenges of getting iron from non-meat sources. Hear why spinach might not be the iron hero we thought it was and how those on vegan diets can navigate the tricky landscape of anemia. This isn't your average nutrition talk; it's a deep dive into the world of iron and its complex relationship with our bodies. So, whether you're a health enthusiast, a medical professional, or simply curious about your own ferritin levels, join us for an episode that's sure to add some ironclad knowledge to your health arsenal.

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