IS BLOODLETTING PASSÉ? No! NEVER!

Medical myths article From the first paragraph in the article in the above line.- "In the practice of bloodletting, doctors drained patients' blood in hopes that it would help them stave off illness. It was a dubious practice that was used to treat everyone from medieval peasants to George Washington, and suffice it to say,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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