Many people are aware that low levels of iron in their body can lead anemia , with symptoms such as fatigue. But few realise that too much iron can result in a potentially fatal condition. Normally, if we have enough iron in our body, then no further iron is absorbed from the diet, and our... Continue Reading →
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 →
Here is an article from a newly diagnosed HHer. http://irishamerica.com/2017/08/the-celtic-curse/
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 →
Hemochromatosis is a condition in which there is too much iron in the body. It is also called iron overload.CausesHemochromatosis may be a genetic disorder passed down through families.• People with this type absorb too much iron through their digestive tract. Iron builds up in the body. The liver, heart, and pancreas are common organs... Continue Reading →
Family want to raise Hemochromatosis awareness. Great article. Hope it works! In my birth family a few more generations will die from Hemochromatosis. They think I'm actually faking it. There is even a family nurse who has stated HH is psychiatric. My... Continue Reading →
23andme Can finally give consumers answers to genetic information on potential health issues. Any one interested in finding if they carry a genetic link for Alzheimer's must specifically request the results. The price of testing has gone from $99 and $199 to $199 for all testing done.
http://rickssnp.weebly.com/23andme-results-reader.html Here is the personal website of a Facebook friend which offers a great explanation on how to decode the mysterious report you may have received in you genetic testing results from 23andme.com. Rick's site also offers valuable advice on Hemochromatosis. The 23andme.com site offers ancestry information along with genetic testing. Many other websites offer... Continue Reading →