Genetic Hemochromatosis or Haemochromatosis? Neither one is good news

by Stephen Cobb on September 21, 2009

I did not know, until someone commented yesterday on an earlier post about genetic hemochromatosis, that the English spell it haemochromatosis. So I thought I would create this post to let other people know, and to link the hemo posts together (if you click on that link it will take you to a menu of the blog posts here that are about Genetic Hemochromatosis or Haemochromatosis).

In case you are new to this blog, genetic hemochromatosis or haemochromatosis is a condition in which the victim’s body does not handle excess iron very well, resulting in long term and potentially fatal organ damage (liver, heart, kidneys, adrenal glands, pituitary, thyroid, etc.). Sometimes called iron overload disease, it is technically a condition and not a disease, but it can be pretty bloody miserable if you have it, whatever you call it.

A stunning percentage of doctors know less about this disease than you can read on this blog, and a surprising number of doctors and victims don’t know about the Celtic genetic connection of the condition, which you can read about in the other posts and the links I have put there.

Finally, this blog is not devoted to iron overload, it is my personal blog about anything that interests or concerns me. Because my life partner of nearly 25 years has this condition, iron overload concerns me. I would like to help other people know more about it (if my partner’s condition had been diagnosed sooner, she would not have been so badly disabled by it).

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Pat September 23, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Good stuff. I have a blog totally devoted to hemochromatosis. Hopefully I can help some folks too. I will send my visitors here:
http://cobbsblog.com/blog/?p=611 to read what you have to say.

And no kiddin about most doctors being very ignorant of HH.

Pat
http://ironoverload.info

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