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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Genetic Hemochromatosis Caution Foods

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.

One thing to remember when dealing with hemochromatosis is thatyou can still enjoy iron rich vegetables because our bodies don't extract much iron from vegetables. Liver is by far the highest meat in iron.

Raw shellfish can have an adverse affect on the bodies of sufferers of this disease. Seeing as how hemochromatosis is hard on the immune system, raw seafood should be avoided because of the chance of digesting bad bacteria.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Hereditary Hemochromatosis

Hereditary Hemochromatosis Linked to Stroke - Insider Medicine

-Mar 30, 2007Hereditary hemochromatosis is a disorder caused by mutations in the hemochromatosis gene, which regulates the amount of iron absorbed from food. Both. -

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Suicide By Iron Overdose

Iron Deficiency Symptoms Outlined.

If a person does not have enough iron in their diet, or their body does not absorb iron properly, they may experience an iron deficiency. If a person has a loss of blood, they may also experience an iron deficiency.

Children may experience an iron deficiency for the same reasons, including lead poisoning. Iron deficiency can occur anytime that the body experiences a loss of iron. This normally occurs when the loss is bigger than the overall consumption of iron. This is a very common condition among people in the United States.

Iron is very important to the overall functioning of the body. It is found in red blood cells in a substance that is called hemoglobin. The main task of hemoglobin is to carry oxygen throughout the entire body. If a person experiences an iron deficiency, their body suffers from less oxygen and this, in turn, makes the body experience fatigue from the lack of energy.

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