Health check

At Confido, we truly believe that the most efficient way to stay healthy is to prevent disease. Our various health packages give you the opportunity to get a comprehensive overview of your health status. You can opt for any of the packages available, depending on what you consider important or are concerned with. The packages include an assessment of your individual health risks and indicators and provide recommendations on how to take even better care of your health or alleviate existing conditions. If necessary, you will be referred for additional testing and asked to come to a consultation with our experienced doctors or a specialist if a health package reveals a reason to do so.

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    Assessment of iron stores in the body (ferritin)

    Ferritin analysis should be performed if there are symptoms of iron deficiency – fatigue, faintness, drowsiness, general weakness, poor resistance to colds, poor muscle strength and performance, pale complexion of the skin.

    Ferritin is an iron depot protein found in liver, spleen and bone marrow cells, and its blood levels have a direct quantitative relationship with the human body’s main iron stores in these cells. Iron is necessary for the body’s production of haemoglobin, which ensures the transport of oxygen to tissues. Iron is an important regulator of cell growth and development in the body, necessary for the functioning of heart, muscle and nerve tissue. The ferritin test is very sensitive to iron-deficiency – blood levels decrease even before the onset of anaemia in the early stages of iron deficiency and, together with changes in red blood indices, indicate the possibility of anaemia.

    Ferritin is also a so-called acute phase protein, its content increases in inflammation and, in this case, the normal or increased concentration of ferritin does not correctly reflect the body’s iron stores and must be taken into consideration when interpreting the test result. If inflammation and anaemia occur together, additional tests may be performed to determine the cause of the anaemia (see Anaemia package).

    High values of ferritin indicate an excessive iron content that is harmful for the organism. Excess iron causes deposition syndromes and liver and pancreatic damage. The first complaint is usually joint pain.