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Does Haemochromatosis Cause A Vascular Necrosis
Possibly indirectly: The principle treatment for iron overload due to hereditary hemochromatosis is phlebotomy--removing blood/red blood cells. Other important nutrients such as B12 and folic acid are also removed. Many hematologists recommend supplementing vitamins B12, B6 & folic acid to help support the blood when a patient is receiving regular phlebotomy. A daily multivitamin/mineral is a good place to start. ...Read more
Probably not: Hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder in which the body absorbs more iron than needed. I do not know the composition of cores you refer to, but it is not likely to cause hemochromatosis. You may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemochromatosis/home/ovc-20167289 ...Read more
Has anyone had adult pt grow taller from Hemochromatosis? Saw post/study saying it causes that. Not Dx w/ it but is it poss why I'm growing in late30s
Get checked!: I can understand your worries. If you read the study, carefully, you will see that it's possible to be checked to see if that's what is wrong. Please see your doctor and find out, so you can relax. Best,if you get re-measured at a doctor's office who's measured your height before. The only way to found out what's going on is to see a doctor. We cannot give you a 100% correct diagnosis here. ...Read more
Probably not: Hemochromatosis is caused by the accumulation of excess iron in the body - eventually depositing in the liver, heart and other organs. Anemia is not a typical sign, although a few rare types of anemia (thalassemia, for example) have caused secondary hemochromatosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a high ferritin level 647 ug/L (12-250) be caused by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis? How do you tell its not haemochromatosis?
Can do liver biopsy: Although blood testing (measurement of iron studies and HFE assay) combined with family history can be very suggestive, a liver biopsy with iron staining clinches a diagnosis of hemochromatosis and distinguishes it from other iron overload diseases. Sometimes ferritin is elevated as just an acute phase reactant. ...Read more
Female white age 42. Primary hemochromatosis has caused stage 3cirrhosis. Now a urine test shows a creatintine level of 222.3. Should I be concerned?
Yes: The units are micromoles / liter, right? I'm really sorry that your hemochromatosis led to cirrhosis but the phlebotomy treatments you are receiving should at least partly reverse it. Your physician will work you up for the cause of what may be mild renal insufficiency. Some people like yourself get an IgA nephropathy secondary to liver disease; there are other possibilities. ...Read more
Is it true hemochromatosis causes adults to grow taller (study found)? Could it make a 37 YO suddenly restart growing again after 12+ yrs of no change
Lying docs?: I relayed the information on hematochromatosis causing adults to change in height based on an article which I provided you, which quoted The New England Journal of Medicine. Another medical newspaper reported the same thing. So does this page: http://celticcurse.org/hemochromatosis-tall-tales-and-the-hfe-gene/ I cannot find the article in the journal yet, but will look. I did not make this up. ...Read more
Informd highly unlike hemochromatosis but have gene for lessor known cause. W/o full blood work up how can dr be sure i don't have? Do have symptoms.
HFE and Leucopenia: It is very rare for leucopenia to be caused by primary hemochromatosis. In fact, in one study ( see http://www.Ehealthme.Com/cs/haemochromatosis/leukopenia) only 2.5 % of patients had it. Of these, most had an associated hematopoietic condition or a drug reaction. I would ask your hematologist to investigate the latter two possibilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does hemochromatosis ever cause compensatory hyperventilation? Does this signal that heart damage from iron overload is already done?
The heart!: The heart is one of the last organs to be significantly damaged from hemochromatosis. Lfts indicationg liver damage, pancreatic, and gonadal dysfuction would occur first, as would joint issues caused by secondary hemochromatosis. Also, a female would never have this issue at 19! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemochromatosis is always hereditary or congenital? I have cirrhosis in the liver and moderate iron accumulation, which one caused the other one?
Need more info: How was diagnosis made? ferritin >200 with % iron bound >50%? unfortunately, the liver bx is unreliable for determining amount of iron accumulation, as one are may be normal and another area may be very high. Were you found homozygous for specific predisposing genes? If not homozygous, it is not likely genetic. Have they started therapy? Look up N-acetyl cysteine in Wikipedia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Ferritin levels are high at 283, vitamin D low at 17. No hemochromatosis. Undiagnosed autoimmune. Possible causes? Are these related medically?
My mum has non alcoholic fatty liver disease & just been diagnosis with type2 diabetes - her ferritin has been very high - could hemochromatosis be cause?
May need liverbiopsy: Although blood testing (measurement of iron studies and hfe assay) combined with family history can be very suggestive, a liver biopsy with iron staining clinches a diagnosis of hemochromatosis and distinguishes it from other iron overload diseases. Ferritin by the way can also be reactive or a secondary phenomenon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemochromatosis: Nope. No connection.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are some potential causes of chronic fatigue? I've been tested for anaemia, thyroid disorders, mononucleosis and haemochromatosis, but no answer.
More Leaves to Turn: Fatigue unfortunately carries a significant amount of possible causes. It sounds as if your doctors are going through the process of eliminating some of the likely players. In the small space we have here, if the above mentioned work-ups were negative....I would take a close look at your bmi or body mass index. Food choices can make a big difference in how you feel hr to hr during the day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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