Hemochromatosis (HH) is the most common genetic disorder in the western world, and yet is barely known outside biology. In the US 1 in 9 people carry the mutation, though not necessarily the disease. Caused by problems in hepcidin – the liver hormone that controls the body iron levels – the disease causes an overload […]Read More UNDERSTANDING HEPCIDIN / IRON ROLES DURING INFECTION
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
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
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?
Here is a link… I’m still waiting on the results on what caused my pneumonia. It happened so fast I’m stil in awe of how rapidly I declined from Saturday night at work until Monday unable to breathe? How did that happen. Without a definitive diagnosis I won’t know? http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/iron-overload-disease-causes-rapid-growth-of-potentially-deadly-bacteria-ucla-study-findsRead More PNEUMONIA WHAT CAUSED IT?
Iron over load – too much of a good thing.Read More IRON OVERLOAD TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING
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 […]Read More FAMILY RAISES AWARENESS OF HEMOCHROMATOSIS