Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hereditary Hemochromatosis

HH is Canada's Most Common Genetic Disorder
It’s a crippling, potentially fatal condition caused by a defect of iron metabolism that leads to iron overload in vital organs, joints and tissues.
The complications are preventable if a diagnosis is made before the excess iron causes irreversible damage, and effective treatment exists.

So,,, how do you treat this iron overload disorder???
That’s a Good Question…

Medical science is an amazing thing that advances exponentially every year.
Well,,, in this case it turns out that old medicine is good medicine…
The only treatment is a Good Old Fashioned BLOOD LETTING.
The iron is removed by a blood letting weekly until the iron levels are close to normal.
Then a maintenance program begins of possibly lessening the frequency of treatments.
"Universal Health Care" At Work!!!....
We didn't have to wait long to get to know the medical system in Canada
I was recently diagnosed with this genetic condition.
Along with watching my intake of iron rich foods and limiting alcohol,

I now need weekly blood lettings to keep my iron in check.

Canada's cow population is not disappointed!
And the Moosehead brewery did send a letter of condolence!
I've posted a video of my doctor’s work… Please Enjoy.


Blogger Pawlina said...


I just recently heard about hemochromatosis from a Celtic friend at the CHS who told me that Ukrainians as well as Celts are at particularly high risk.

If you're interested, we'll be discussing the disorder Sunday, May 4 on AM1320 Vancouver on the radio program Nash Holos. It's a bilingual Ukrainian program and the interview, like most of the non-music content, is in English. It airs at 6pm PST Sundays and streams live at It's also archived at the Nash Holos website and is available as a podcast.

In the course of my research on iron overload I discovered your site ... and a Ukrainian community on the other coast. What a wonderful discovery! Приємно познайометися з вами!

And it's great to find a first-hand resource who is successfully dealing with iron overload... albeit on the other side of the country. :-) I'd be very interested in your feedback on the interview if you get a chance to check it out.

May 01, 2008  
Anonymous Ken said...

The things we find out about ourselves as we get older. I recently learned I was born with one kidney. Thankfully you're now aware and can take steps to ensure a long and healthy life...

March 31, 2008  

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