AUNTIE MABLE’s LITTLE BOTTLE OF BOOZE ðŸ€

Here. Is s great example of how Hereditary Hemochromatisis is overlooked. It is easier to look at what is on hand; an apparent drunken patient who strongly denied alcohol abuse. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/medical-mystery-alcoholism-didnt-cause-mans-diabetes-and-cirrhosis/2011/05/19/AGd0hdTH_story.html

“She must be lying about how much alcohol she is using!” 

Aa alcoholic can easily forget how many bottles of beer they have had or how much they have had to drink. Someone with Hereditary Hemochromatosis can present upon arriving at the emergency room as someone very different than that of someone in desperate need of medical detox. The last thing needed is a bed in a locked unit. Once the disease of too much iron is caught it might be too late. 

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