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 […]Read More AUTOIMMUNE RESPONSE, PNEUMONIA, KIDNEY TUMORS AND SPAGHETTI? OH MY!
I’m not monkeying around either…… My week began with a hose breaking on my car radiator. It occurred as I was running late to the Pain Clinic. Traffic was detoured, naturally, because an 18 Wheeler tipped over on its side blocking Route 113 the fastest way from my home to the hospital. The only other […]Read More a little pain, A Lot of Pain, The PAIN SCALE HIT A MIGHTY 11 TODAY!
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 […]Read More CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF HEMOCHROMATOSIS
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 […]Read More WHAT IS HEPCIDIN?
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 […]Read More HEMOCHROMATOSIS IN ITALY
THE IRON IN OUR BLOOD KEEPS AND KILLS US. This was originally posted in the Atlantic Magazine in 2013. (Photo credit Creative Commons Flickr)Read More MOST COMMON DISEASE YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF…..HEMOCHROMATOSIS
Sleep is an elusive friend or is it a foe? I’m tired. I’m tired of being tired. It is 4:39 am I’m not yet ready to sleep. 🎱🍷🆘‼️💤🚼Read More INSOMNIA or NIGHT OWL?
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. • People with this type absorb too much iron through their digestive tract. Iron builds up in the body. The liver, heart, and pancreas […]Read More HEMOCHROMATOSIS (from Medline)
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 […]Read More WHAT IS HEREDITARY HEMOCHROMATOSIS?