Hemochromatosis

Definition of Hemochromatosis:

A rare disease in which iron deposits build up throughout the body.  Enlarged liver, skin discoloration, diabetes mellitus, and heart failure may occur.

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Acidosis

...the condition
“...Other possible causes of metabolic acidosis include poisoning, hemochromatosis (iron overload), or decreased production of bicarbonate by the body (hyperchloremic acidosis)...”

Alcohol-related Problems

...relationship to Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)
“Use of alcohol and other hepatotoxic drugs lowers the ability of the liver to safely store iron and may accelerate the development of the liver changes seen with hemochromatosis...”
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Arrhythmias/Dysrhythmias

...relationship to Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)
“Cardiac arrhythmia occurs in about 7% of symptomatic hemochromatosis patients...”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...Inherited diseases including Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, galactosemia, and glycogen storage diseases interfere with the way the liver produces, processes, and stores enzymes, proteins, metals, and other substances the body...”

Diabetes Type II

...relationship to Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)
“...Hemochromatosis is also called bronze diabetes because those sufferers with diabetes can express a bronze-colored tint to their skin...”

Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)

...the condition
“Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HHC) is characterized by increased iron absorption in the gastrointestinal tract that may cause lifelong excessive iron absorption and accumulation and serious health effects...”
...our question about Your Total Iron Binding Capacity level
“While low TIBC is commonly explained by the presence of hemochromatosis, it can also be caused by hypoproteinemia from malnutrition, anemia with infection and chronic disease, and nephrosis...”
...relationship to Cirrhosis of the Liver
“Cirrhosis is the most common severe consequence of hemochromatosis...”
...relationship to Congestive Heart Failure
“Congestive heart failure occurs in about 7% of symptomatic patients with hemochromatosis...”
...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“Male carriers of the common hemochromatosis gene mutation are at 2-fold risk of a first heart attack compared with noncarriers...”
...recommendation against Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“One study has indicated that excessive vitamin C intake may be a contributing factor in hemochromatosis...”
...recommendation Transferrin Saturation Test
“...Pathologic blood loss or a history of frequent blood donations should be considered reasons for normal iron status in patients who nevertheless have symptoms consistent with hemochromatosis...”
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Hypopituitarism

...the condition
“...Causes of hypopituitarism are tumors or lesions of various origins, congenital defects, trauma, radiation, surgery, encephalitis, hemochromatosis, and stroke...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...relationship to Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)
“Genetic disorders such as celiac disease or hemochromatosis can cause Candida overgrowth...”
...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“Genetic disorders such as celiac disease or hemochromatosis can cause Candida overgrowth...”
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