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what foods should I avoid if I have hematomacrosis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
34 years experience Clinical Genetics
Uncooked shellfish +: For each type of hemochromatosis (there are at least 3 types!), avoid uncooked fish shellfish from the ocean because you risk becoming ill (even fatal ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Just get treated: Once the phlebotomies have begun, you have my permission to eat what you wish.

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Certainly: Red meats are known for iron content in them, so avoid those, avoid foods high in vitamin c, as it increases iron absorption. Foods high in sugar shou ... Read More
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Iron /sugars: Hemochromatosis is a multisystem disorder of inappropriately increased dietary iron absorption and increased iron release from erythrophagocytosis. If ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not really: Once you've started your phlebotomy treatments, you have my permission to eat what you like, even iron-rich steak or Product 19. Diet won't save your ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What you like: If you are monitoring your serum ferritin and getting phlebotomy as needed, go ahead and enjoy that big, juicy, iron-rich steak. If you have one of t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Avoid alcohol: People with hemochromatosis should limit the amount of alcoholic beverages they drink because alcohol increases their chance of cirrhosis and liver ca ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoid Excess.: Eat a regular diet. You do not need to avoid foods with iron if you are being monitored reasonably. You do not need to eat any foods to try to reduce ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Any: Any competent primary care physician can diagnose and arrange for treatment hemochromatosis. You may get sent to the gastroenterologist, cardiologist, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
No: But mainstay of treatment is therapeutic phlebotomy.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
It's in the genes: In hereditary (= inherited from parents) hemochromatosis, too much iron is absorbed by the gut & deposits in tissues. Liver, heart, other damage can r ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Raemisch
23 years experience Hand Surgery
It's relatively rare: Hemochromatosis is a disorder where a person has too much iron in the blood. This can cause significant problems as iron will deposit in areas like t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on age and gender, also which organ is affected...There is a large spectrum. This is inherited so speak to your kids and family to get tested.

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