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Iron overload incurable, but manageable once diagnosed - U-T San Diego



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Iron overload incurable, but manageable once diagnosed 
U-T San Diego
When it comes to having the wrong amount of iron in the body, the media tend to focus on those who are iron-deficient. But what's more common are those who suffer from the opposite problem of having too much iron in the body ? a hereditary condition ...

 


Iron overload disorder: Symptoms, causes, and treatment - Medical News Today



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Iron overload disorder: Symptoms, causes, and treatment 
Medical News Today
The surplus iron is stored in the liver, heart, pancreas, and other organs. Damage to the pancreas can lead to diabetes. Hereditary hemochromatosis can also lead to cancer and heart disease. Hemochromatosis can be primary, a result of genetic ...

 


Fredericton woman spreads word about potentially-deadly hemochromatosis - CBC.ca



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Fredericton woman spreads word about potentially-deadly hemochromatosis 
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'I didn't know people could have too much iron.' ? Patty Smith. "It's kind of a metabolic shotgun blast, because instead of getting rid of the iron that we use, it [hemochromatosis] takes the excess iron and deposits it around the body in the bones ...

 


Five tips for hemochromatosis patients - U-T San Diego



Five tips for hemochromatosis patients 
U-T San Diego
Some studies have shown that above-average alcohol use (for example, 60 grams of alcohol, or four glasses of wine or beer, daily) has been shown to increase the risk of liver cirrhosis by ninefold in patients diagnosed with hemochromatosis. Alcohol can ...

 


Discover the secrets your nails reveal about your health - South Coast Sun



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Discover the secrets your nails reveal about your health 
South Coast Sun
When your finger nails curve inwards and look scooped out, it may indicate an iron-deficiency (anemia), hemachromatosis (liver condition which results in iron overload), Raynaud's disease (that affects the blood supply to the fingers and toes), heart ...

 


Senate Bill Seeks To Change Painkiller Prescriptions To Seven Days Or Less - NorthEscambia.com



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Senate Bill Seeks To Change Painkiller Prescriptions To Seven Days Or Less 
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A prominent Senate Republican has filed a sweeping measure aimed at keeping patients from getting hooked on prescription painkillers. The proposal filed Monday by Senate Rules Chairwoman Lizbeth Benacquisto mirrors legislation filed this month by House ...

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Soapbox: Raising profile of hereditary hemochromatosis - The Coloradoan



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Soapbox: Raising profile of hereditary hemochromatosis 
The Coloradoan
I have an ancestor who lived about three thousand years ago. He was Celt-born with a genetic mutation. The mutation increased the amount of iron his body absorbed from food. Our bodies need iron, but not too much. Back when life expectancy was ...

 


5 questions about living with hemochromatosis - PennLive.com



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5 questions about living with hemochromatosis 
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A: Central to the process of iron overload is a gene called HFE. Mutations in this gene cause excessive amounts of iron to be absorbed. The most common mutation is referred to as C282Y. Hemochromatosis is most often seen in people who have two copies ...

 


The You Docs: Answers about spider veins and iron overload - Online Athens



The You Docs: Answers about spider veins and iron overload 
Online Athens
People with iron overload disease, or hemachromatosis, are living testimony to the fallacy that more is better. They absorb as much as four times more iron from food than the average person. In adults over 18 (we're assuming your daughter is a grown-up ...

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Red Cross looking into hemochromatosis donations - Bloomington Pantagraph



Red Cross looking into hemochromatosis donations 
Bloomington Pantagraph
A successful program requires a blood center to make significant changes to their standard procedures and computer systems to ensure that blood from individuals from hereditary hemochromatosis is safe to be transfused to patients. ?The Red Cross ...

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