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.