hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC) Celtic Curse
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The most common fatal
genetic defect in the
Western world

Chey Cobb was diagnosed with HHC in 2008,
more than 10 years after symptoms first appeared.
As a result of the damage her body suffered due to
the preventable toxic iron overload endured in
those years she is now unable to work and
spends many days in pain.

Celtic Curse strikes all ethnic groups

Chey is not alone. Thousands of people suffer and die every year due to hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC) an iron-related metabolic disorder also referred to as genetic haemochromatosis, iron overload, bronze diabetes, and Celtic Curse.

Despite the fact that it is the most common fatal genetic defect in the Western world, relatively few people have heard of hereditary hemochromatosis. It is widely under-diagnosed and, while it is not always fatal, it can cause or exacerbate crippling disabilities and diseases such as:

  • liver cancer,
  • diabetes,
  • congestive heart failure,
  • macular degeneration, and
  • osteoporosis

...not to mention chronic joint pain, arrhythmia, hair loss, fatigue, infertility, impotence, and depression.

Early detection of Celtic Curse is important

Although simple tests for hemochromatosis are available, too few doctors know when to order them, and if it is not detected early, the buildup of iron in the victim’s body caused by hemochromatosis can inflict serious damage on vital organs.

As a direct result of the lack of screening for, and awareness of, this insidious condition, each year many thousands of people are condemned to a life of pain, suffering, and disability. Fortunately, the three main weapons in the fight against Celtic Curse are not exotic.

  1. Detection of the condition: simple and not costly.
  2. Treatment of the condition: practically free (blood donation).
  3. Awareness and education: needs work.

Won't you help us with #3 and spread the word. The more people know, the more lives will be saved, from premature death and needless suffering.

Visit CelticCurse.org today.

Celtic Curse and Bronze Diabetes


Updated July, 2010 by Stephen Cobb © Stephen Cobb