|To your good health: Hemochromatosis is body absorbing too much iron|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent letter to you, I saw hemochromatosis mentioned. I was diagnosed in 1992 (at age 32). My liver was 90 percent saturated with iron. I had lost 40 pounds (down from 170 pounds) and was very anemic. The prescription was weekly phlebotomies (a pint per week) to drain the iron from my system. My anemic condition was improving weekly, despite the blood draws. I gained the 40 pounds back in approximately 45 days. You would not want to witness my eating habits — eating and drinking all the wrong things!
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