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What Foods Should I Avoid If I Have Hematomacrosis
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 should be avoided, as it increases iron absorption. Avoid raw shellfish.Alcohol in moderation, better off - none. Should eat - nuts, veggies, grains, rice, beans. Coffee and tea are fine if not consumed in excessive amounts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should people with hemochromatosis avoid alcohol? I hear that alcohol can increase iron absorption.
Phlebotomy: Typical blood donor can give their donation, typically of 500cc of blood, about once every 8wks. A pt with new diagnosis of severe hemachomatosis may need to donate that much blood 2x/week for a while till the iron level gets down some. Then they can keep measure of the iron level, or ferritin, the nl reference is 50-150ng/ml, and a blood donation schedule is flexible to maintain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hematomacrosis. And also have low t. My doctor does not believ in giving a script for t. I am 31 and need help. The iron and low t. I feel it!?
Yes: Secondary (acquired) hemochromatosis is due to other blood-related disorders (such as thalassemia or certain anemias) or many blood transfusions. Sometimes it occurs in people with long-term alcoholism and other health conditions. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000327.htm hemochromatosis is too much iron in the body. It is also called iron overload. Causes there are two types. ...Read more
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