Just a post this to see if there is any other Hemochromatosis sufferer's that visit these forum's ?
Hemochromatosis is an iron disorder where the body simply loads too much iron. This action is genetic and the excess iron, if left untreated, can damage joints, organs, and can eventually be fatal
Are there any remedies for it? Sounds pretty serious. Interesting disorder. Haven't heard of it up to your post.
It is a generic mutation that makes you're body produce iron and if not aware of this i can kill you ,
you must get blood drained every few months to keep the iron levels at a safe level.
Yea it is strange how these little things can change you're life pretty quick.
Have had this all my life and only found out about it 3 years ago which was nearly to late as was given a year to live as my iron levels were through the roof and they said my heart should not be working and my organs should be diseased, HA HA ...still here
That's a chilling story indeed, and it makes me wonder even more about how many of these subtle, dangerous and in some cases deadly conditions are there that we don't even know about.
For example, I'm suffering from low vitamin B12 absorption. They thought I had ALS at first because I felt weakness in my limbs and I thought I was doomed.
Eventually I restored my B12 levels and from time to time take it as a food supplement if the levels go low. Not as bad as your condition, but it's also interesting.
Well in any case I wish you a long and fruitful life!
Yes it is strange how many unknown health conditions are out there , if i keep my iron levels down i'm ok , but if the spike up a little my joint's ache and muscle stiffen up and all i want to do is sleep and i cant fight the sleep bit as it wins in every case , usually sleep for 3 days straight.
Yes...not allowed any alcohol at all and to keep away from food with iron (miss me staeaks)