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What is the difference between hemosiderosis and hemochromatosis?

What is the difference between hemosiderosis and hemochromatosis?

Hemochrom is Genetic: Primary hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes too much iron in tissues. It can be treated by removing a little blood every week or so. Hemosiderosis is not genetic. Can be caused by alcoholism or having many blood transfusions leading to excess iron in your cells. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemosiderosis and hemochromatosis?

Iron overload: Both are forms of iron overload disorders with different etiologies and pathophysiology. Hereditary hemochromatosis is caused by a gene mutation and involves deposition of hemosiderin (storage form of iron) in the organs of the body, such as the heart, liver, pancreas, and skin. The two types of hemosiderosis are idiopathic pulmonary and transfusion-related. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hemosiderosis and hemochromotosis?

What's the difference between hemosiderosis and hemochromotosis?

They may or may not: Be the same thing. Hemochroamtosis is a disease associated with abnormal gut uptake of dietary iron. Over years this leads to total body iron overload. Iron overload from other causes is imprecisely called hemochromatosis, when actually hemosiderosis is the better term. For example, excess iron burden from multiple blood transfusions should be called transfusional hemosiserosis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of hemosiderosis?

How can I get rid of hemosiderosis?

There are: Medications which chelate iron. Where or what is the concern? ...Read more

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If a person eats meat every day, about 8-10 oz of steak, but takes no iron supplements, could he end up with hemosiderosis or hemochromatosis?

Too much meat : I would be more concerned about your cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as your risk of gout and kidney damage. You should have lab tests to monitor your levels. ...Read more

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What do transferrin levels mean?

What do  transferrin levels mean?

Transferrin is a…: …blood plasma protein that delivers 2 iron ions from absorption centers to all tissues, especially for the production of hemoglobin. Low tf may be a liver defect (where it's made) or a kidney problem allowing excessive loss. Decreased plasma tf can lead to iron overload diseases such as hemosiderosis. Increased tf binds free iron, leading to anemia. Discuss lab results with your doc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between haemochromatosis & haemosiderosis?

What is the difference between haemochromatosis & haemosiderosis?

Good question: Hemochromatosis is increased total body iron sufficient to make you sick, or the strong genetic potential to get it if you follow a normal lifestyle. Hemosiderosis is increased iron pigment, locally or systemically, with or without symptoms, for any reason whatever. For example, if I have a nail in my tissues for a few years, the surrounding area will be hemosiderotic. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Why do scars get darker?

Why do scars get darker?

Multiple factors: Scars can get darker in people following a recent surgery or injury and a/ unprotected exposure to sun. B/ hormonal imbalance in some patients due to disease or side effect of medication. C/ darker skinned people - fitzpatrick skin types 5 & 6 and sometimes 4. D/ infections/chronic irritation of site can also induce darker scars to form. ...Read more

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