Many people are aware that low levels of iron in their body can lead anemia , with symptoms such as fatigue. But few realise that too much iron can result in a potentially fatal condition. Normally, if we have enough iron in our body, then no further iron is absorbed from the diet, and our... Continue Reading →
If you live anywhere on this earth it has been COLD this winter. Mind numbing cold has resulted in endless days of Netflix and sewing. I was fortunate enough to purchase a GO BIG Accuquilt cutter. It has been quite helpful because it has eliminated the need to cut fabric by hand. Sure there is... Continue Reading →
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 →
Iron over load - too much of a good thing.
A share from another site: http://celticcurse.org/cirrhosis-alcohol-ignorance-and-prejudice-welcome-to-hereditary-hemochromatosis/ ******************************* My next post https://h63d.com/2016/06/21/auntie-mabkes-little-bottke-of-booze/ is from a Washington Post article mentioned in the above post. It is eerily similar to what happened to me. Unfortunate it made me fearful of the medical profession which led to my diagnosis with HH being delayed by several years... Sometimes the truth... Continue Reading →