PPI – GOOD or BAD ?

QUESTION? My question for anyone reading- Is there any other treatments for GERD that you have tried? Did it help manage the symptoms of GERD? If so, was this a long term solution or a short term solution? HERE is the GOOD Patients with hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) need frequent phlebotomies to reduce iron overload. Proton […]

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CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF HEMOCHROMATOSIS

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 […]

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WHAT IS HEPCIDIN?

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 […]

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HEMOCHROMATOSIS IN ITALY

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 […]

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A SLUG IN THE IRON.

I found this on Facebook and had to stop and ponder…… I thought about this for less than a minute. As someone who has iron overload…. maybe the iron needs: 1- a therapeutic phlebotomy every week for 6 months? 2- Epsom salts to chill out in a nice warm bath? 3- a new iron? (I’m […]

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WHAT IS HEREDITARY HEMOCHROMATOSIS?

Hereditary hemochromatosis is a disorder that causes the body to absorb too much iron from the diet. The excess iron is stored in the body’s tissues and organs, particularly the skin, heart, liver, pancreas, and joints. Because humans cannot increase the excretion of iron, excess iron can overload and eventually damage tissues and organs. For […]

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