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Question: Low Ferritin level, Low sexual interest?


 rram - Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:50 am

i am 24 years old.
i am taking homeopathy treatment for hair loss for past 2.5 years.
after 1.5 years of the treatment, i got piles problem. blood loss was there.
more hair loss also there. last month i was asked to take CBC test.
now i have 22.2 ng/ml Serum Ferritin level.
my doctor asked me to take cap.Hemfer twice a day.
now im taking it.

MY TEST RESULT:
HAEMATOLOGY
==============
RBC count : 5.26 million cells/cumm
Haemoglobin : 14.3gms%
PCV : 42%
Total count : 5400 cells/cumm

Differential count:
=============

Polymorphs : 64%
Lymphocytes : 32%
Eosinophils : 04%

ESR
half hour : 02mm
1 hr : 05mm

MCV : 79
MCH : 27
MCHC : 34

Ptalelet count : 2,40,000 cells/cumm.

IMMUNO ASSAY
==============
Serum Ferritin level : 22.1 ng/ml

From past 6 months i have another problem "i feel i have less power in sex(
1. not interest in sex and not erected pennis and
2. no sensitive on pennis.
3. but morning time the erection happends but not that much erection.
4. my shaft is not hard.) and
5. while mastrubating less amount of semen is coming without force".

i am fearing it will be a problem for marriage...


My Questions:
1. will the tablet help at faster rate to increase Ferritin level?
2. or what other things(foods) i need to take?
3. low ferritin level cause sexual related problem?? or i have anyother problem?

Please clarify me...
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:41 am

User avatar Hello,Storage iron is ferritin and has nothing to do with erectile dysfunction.Normal erection depend on the blood flow and the most important determinant is relaxation of the corporeal smooth muscle.This is known as veno occlusive dysfunction.The common type of ED is psychogenic,or organic.If you are getting night erections the first type is more likely and performance anxiety is the leader.Neurogenic ED is after spinal injuries,and endocrinological ED in hypogonadism and in castrates.Vasculogenic ED in diabetes are well known.You can get investigated if this persists but I do not forsee anything other than anxiety in your case.Do get investigated and related for the lowered iron stores but it may not be connected to ED.Ok?

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