HEMOCHROMATOSIS and BREAST CANCER

Nine years ago I was diagnosed with Hereditary Hemochromatosis. It had been years since I had really felt well. I wasnโ€™t sick, per se. Just unwell. I worked a physical job in the retail sector. Had been full time live-in caregiver to my mother in law with Alzheimerโ€™s. I thought this is what life is […]

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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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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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HEMOCHROMATOSIS (from Medline)

Hemochromatosis is a condition in which there is too much iron in the body. It is also called iron overload. Causes Hemochromatosis may be a genetic disorder passed down through families. โ€ข People with this type absorb too much iron through their digestive tract. Iron builds up in the body. The liver, heart, and pancreas […]

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