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Friday, February 23, 2007

Body Iron Overload Article

Symptoms of An Iron Overdose.

When a person takes iron supplements without a prescription, they stand a chance of experiencing an iron overdose. An iron overdose is a form of poisoning to the body that occurs when a person has an excessive amount of iron in their body because of taking too much of an iron supplement. There are many symptoms that are present when a person overdoses on iron. In this article, we will review many of the common symptoms that a person may experience if they are experiencing an iron overdose.
If you feel that you or someone that you know is experiencing an overdose of iron, you should contact the National Poison Control Center for the proper instructions. You may call them by dialing the following number: 1-800-222-1222. If you feel that a trip to the emergency room is necessary or are directed to go there by the Poison Control Center, you should ensure that you take the bottle that the iron supplements came from. This will ensure that the doctor understands the exact iron supplement that you took. If you are alone and are experiencing serious symptoms, you should call 911 immediately.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Hemochromatosis Defined

Hemochromatosis Defined

When a person experiences too much iron in the body on a consistent basis that is referred to as “Hemochromatosis”. Hemochromatosis can be an extremely dangerous condition, which can lead to organ failure and death in people that experience it. Most people who experience this condition do so because of heredity. In this article, we will expound on what Hemochromatosis is and how it can affect the person who suffers from it.

Genetic hemochromatosis
Hereditary hemochromatosis

People are generally born with Hemochromatosis; however, symptoms generally show up once a person is an adult. There is usually a defect in a gene, more specifically, “HFE”, that leads to the development of Hemochromatosis. This particular gene is responsible for controlling the iron that is released into the body from various types’ food and beverages that are ingested. There are a few cases of Hemochromatosis that does not result from a defective gene, but simply from a large amount of iron in the body.

Hemochromatosis can affect just about anyone, but research has found that men are more likely to develop this condition. Various ethnic backgrounds have a history of Hemochromatosis, but certain groups carry less of a risk in developing it. Some of these groups include those of African Americans, Indians, Asians, and Hispanics. Please keep in mind that although it is rare for one of these groups to experience this, it is still possible that it can occur.

There are many symptoms of Hemochromatosis. Among the most complained symptoms is joint pain. Many people experience numerous symptoms all at once with this condition. Some of the other symptoms include extreme fatigue, problems with various organs, and pain in the abdomen and other areas of the body. Hemochromatosis can result in extreme and even fatal problems if it is not dealt with in a timely manner. Some of the problems that may arise are as follows:
* Issues with the liver, including complete failure
* Arthritis may occur
* The adrenal gland may suffer from irreversible damage
* Women may go into menopause early
* Men may experience impotence
* Men and women alike may experience problems and deficiencies in the thyroid
* Pancreas problems may occur. Many people may even end up with diabetes.
* People may even experience heart problems with Hemochromatosis.

If the condition is caught in the early stages, success is probable. If treatment is left for an excessive amount of time, then it can be harmful to the organs of the body and possibly even fatal.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Free Treatment For Hemochromatosis

Iron Rich Foods

Many foods are iron rich foods. Eating these foods will increase the iron levels in your blood almost instantly. Consuming foods that are iron rich can be very beneficial for many people. However, for some people, iron rich foods can be detrimental. For example, if a person has Hemochromatosis, eating iron rich foods can cause more harm than good. In this article, we will review some of the iron rich foods that are out there. If you are trying to add iron to your diet, or you wish to avoid foods with excessive levels of iron for medical reasons, you should consult your doctor for an appropriate diet for your circumstances.

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