Iron Overload (Hemachromatosis) News

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



South Coast Sun
 
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 ...

 


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



U-T San Diego
 
Iron overload incurable, but manageable once diagnosed 
U-T San Diego
But what's more common are those who suffer from the opposite problem of having too much iron in the body ? a hereditary condition called hemochromatosis. While the condition is common, only a small portion of those who carry the genetic mutation ...

 


Brain iron accumulation affects myelin-related molecular systems implicated in a rare neurogenetic disease family ... - Nature.com



Brain iron accumulation affects myelin-related molecular systems implicated in a rare neurogenetic disease family ... 
Nature.com
To understand how iron loading affects the brain, we studied mice with disruption of two iron regulatory genes, hemochromatosis (Hfe) and transferrin receptor 2 (Tfr2). Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy demonstrated increased iron ...

 


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



Medical News Today
 
Iron overload disorder: Symptoms, causes, and treatment 
Medical News Today
Primary hemochromatosis mostly affects white people. In the United States, it affects around 5 white people in every 1,000, and 10 percent of white people carry one of the genes related to the condition. However, many people have the gene mutation but ...

 


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 ...

 


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



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Fredericton woman spreads word about potentially-deadly hemochromatosis 
CBC.ca
"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, in the organs, in the heart, pancreas, the liver, thyroid, joints ...

 


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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5 questions about living with hemochromatosis - PennLive.com



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5 questions about living with hemochromatosis 
PennLive.com
Hemochromatosis is most often seen in people who have two copies of this mutation (one inherited from their mother and the other from their father). However, other mutations causing hemochromatosis continue to be discovered. Plus, we do not know why a ...

 


Soapbox: Raising profile of hereditary hemochromatosis - The Coloradoan



The Coloradoan
 
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 ...

 


Red Cross looking into hemochromatosis donations - Bloomington Pantagraph



Red Cross looking into hemochromatosis donations 
Bloomington Pantagraph
BLOOMINGTON ? Blood drawn from hemochromatosis patients is thrown away and some patients want to know why the American Red Cross won't accept it as a blood donation. Coady Coughlin's physician, Dr. Peter Abadeer of Bloomington's Medical Hills ...

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