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Does Iron Build Up In Hemochromatosis Impact The Lungs
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Too much bodily iron: As a result of the inability to increase iron loss, iron overload is an inevitable response to increased iron entry into the body. This can occur by one of three mechanisms - nutritional intake, increased absorption, parenteral sources (i.e. Transfusions). Hemochromatosis is abnormally high absorption of iron as result of a genetic defect. Extra iron can be toxic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Transferrin sat: Your best screen is transferrin saturation. Many of us think that the current recommendation of 45% or more for women, 50% of more for men miss too many people. If you actually have evidence of liver troubles (elevated SGOT / SGPT, for example), think about getting a serum ferritin. With a family history, get the gene testing to know early. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have hemochromatosis but my iron levels are Ferritin 8 Iron 7 Transferrin 2.1 Transferrin Sat 13?
Can be deadly: Over time, excesses of iron build up in major organs such as the heart, liver, pancreas, joints and pituitary. If the extra iron is not removed, these organs can become diseased, causing conditions like diabetes mellitus, irregular heart beat or heart attack, arthritis, cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer, gall bladder disease, depression, impotence, infertility, hypothyroidism, hypogonadism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few: Lack of energy, abdominal pain, memory fog, loss of sex drive, heart flutters, irregular heart beat. When symptoms are associated with hemochromatosis, these usually begin in men in their late 20’s to early 30’s. In women, symptoms usually start about 10-15 years after they stop having a period due to menopause, birth control pills or hysterectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labs and Bx: Labs that include ferritin and transferrin saturation. All patients being evaluated for hhc should have c282y and h63d mutation analysis. This may help in determine risk for hhc but is not always diagnostic by itself. Lastly a liver biopsy with a iron index or MRI may help to confirm suspected cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis. I have had 8 phlebotomies and my iron level is still raising. Why?
Every time my son donates blood they tell him his iron is too high. This time it was 51. My uncle has hemochromatosis, should I be concerned.
I have been doing phlebotomy for hemochromatosis. I got my ferritin down to 50 then it went back up to 300! why?! do not drink low iron diet
In Hemochromatosis, your body absorbs too much iron. Even if your diet is low iron, as it should be, you can still over time accumulate iron in your tissues again since the underlying problem with iron metabolism is ever present.
Ferritin is also a marker of inflammation, and often rises during infection etc. If you have had any such issues lately, it could be a result of that as well. ...Read more
Can u have hemochromatosis if your blood tests show high iron and tsat levels in 2 out of 4 tests over 3 years - t'ferrin & ferritin levels are normal?
Proper testing: The transferrin saturation needs to be done on fasting blood samples. A cut-off of 45% is best used. If the ts > 45% on fasting specimens, although the ferritin might be normal, can be seen with some iron overload disorders including hemochromatosis. A normal fasting ferritin and tsast. ...Read more
Hi. I have been diagnosed with high iron level (244)and high saturation (79%)but normal ferritin (137)and no hereditary hemochromatosis. What do I have?
I have high iron levels (not hemochromatosis), can I take spirulina supplement? As it says it has 30x the iron of spinach.
Is it true that hemochromatosis patients have eyebrows that look empty towards the ends? (source: iron disorders institute)
Not worth pursuing: Your source misquotes the idi's book which mentions the hair loss due to endocrine disruption. It mentions loss of pubic hair as well; these are nonspecific changes and would be worthless in ruling hemochromatosis in or out. Routine chemical profiles pick common hemochromatosis up. Eyebrow-gazing isn't going to be productive for you or anyone else. Glad you're iron-alert though! ...Read more
Iron blood panel showed this: UIBC- 109 (low), Iron serum- 170 (high), Iron Saturation 63% (high). Is this hemochromatosis?
Suspicious: Further testing is necessary to definitively diagnose hemochromatosis. The elevated transferrin level makes it much more likely but the test should be repeated and you should have genetic testing for the C282Y gene. I suggest you see a hematologist or general internist for definitive testing. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
My serum iron was elevated at 241, however my ferritin, TIBC, and transferrin count were in the normal reference ranges. Is this hemochromatosis?
What you described is not necessarily hemochromatosis. There is a genetic for it that you may wish to get in consultation with your doctor. If you are otherwise healthy consider donating blood, it will reduce your iron and you will do a good deed. See this site for more info.
https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003488.htm ...Read more
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