Where does society stand when caring for a chronically ill parent? Not dead, not alive but ???
If you live anywhere on this earth it has been COLD this winter. Mind numbing cold has resulted in endless days of Netflix and sewing. I was fortunate enough to purchase a GO BIG Accuquilt cutter. It has been quite helpful because it has eliminated the need to cut fabric by hand. Sure there is... Continue Reading →
Tonight I made a big pot of pasta and sauce for my guy. He is Italian and could live off of spaghetti and meatballs. Really! Me? Not so much. Unless I hunt down an imported brand of pasta which has zero% iron in it I won’t touch the stuff. I’m more inclined to add my... Continue Reading →
Hemochromatosis (HH) is the most common genetic disorder in the western world, and yet is barely known outside biology. In the US 1 in 9 people carry the mutation, though not necessarily the disease. Caused by problems in hepcidin – the liver hormone that controls the body iron levels – the disease causes an overload... Continue Reading →
History and Physical Examination Patients with hereditary hemochromatosis may be asymptomatic or may present with general and organ-related signs and symptoms. Symptoms from hemochromatosis usually begin between age 30 years and age 50 years, but they may occur much earlier in life. Most patients are asymptomatic (75%) and are diagnosed when elevated serum iron levels... Continue Reading →
Hemochromatosis was for many years thought to be a rare genetic disorder. But today we know that it results from the inheritance of an abnormal recessive gene from each parent. One in every 150 to 250 white people is affected, research shows. It’s less common among blacks and practically nonexistent among Asians. The disease rarely... Continue Reading →
As caregiver to my husbands mother (1999-2004) with Alzheimer's Dementia I was at the beginning of my journey with iron overload. I guess you could say I was pretty self absorbed with my own health especially since I had also been diagnosed with breast cancer (stage 0- non invasive). When my mother in law in... Continue Reading →