Haemochromatosis testing questions: serum iron, ferritin, genes, scales and other basic info

July 7, 2013
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Basic questions about testing for haemochromatosis (hemochromatosis) answered, plus suggestions those worried they may have the genetic form of the condition, as well as healthy individuals who want to be proactive.






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We’re back from the hack: We appreciate your patience

April 20, 2013
cyber crime hurts everyone

Celtic Curse is back after some thoughtless cyber criminals attacked the server on which this website is stored and used it for their own purposes. We have taken measures to prevent a recurrence and will try to keep the helpful information coming.






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Featured Hemochromatosis Resource: MedlinePlus from NIH

March 20, 2013
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From time to time here on Celtic Curse we will be highlighting hemochromatosis sources that we think are particularly helpful. The first of these is from MedlinePlus, which is aservice of the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.






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American College of Clinical Pathologists (ACCP) backs hemochromatosis test for all by 25

September 21, 2012

Correction: We recently reported that a respected group of physicians backs universal testing for hemochromatosis. It seems there may have been some errors in that report because the best reference to universal hemochromatosis testing that I have been able to locate is at the CAP, the College of American Pathologists, not the American Society of Clinical […]

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The Original Hemo-pause Post: What women of a certain age should know about HH

September 1, 2012

Back at the beginning of September, 2010, I found out that September was Menopause Awareness Month. This rang a bell, and not just because I had recently written several articles related to Hemochromatosis Awareness Month, which is July. I had also been monitoring traffic on the hemochromatosis page on Facebook and noticing a trend, something […]

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National Menopause Awareness Month + Hemochromatosis = $50 off 23andMe gene test

September 1, 2012
Menopause Awareness Month

September is National Menopause Awareness Month and what better way to mark the occasion than getting your genes checked for hereditary hemochromatosis. Why? Because menopause ends the monthly blood loss that can mask the most common deadly genetic condition in America: hereditary hemochromatosis (also called iron overload, Celtic Curse, bronze diabetes, or HH and HHC […]

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Chronic Pain and Hemochromatosis: How bad can the bad news get?

June 10, 2012

Hemochromatosis can create and/or exacerbate a lot of problems for your body, including but not limited to diabetes, liver disease, liver cancer, heart disease, and joint/spine problems. The last item, which can produce deep and unrelenting pain, is sometimes overlooked in the general “What is Hemochromatosis?” literature. There may be a good reason for this: […]

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Thank You ABC: For highlighting hemochromatosis (Celtic Curse) on St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2012
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This is great! A news organization making the connection between Celtic curse, St. Patrick’s Day and hemochromatosis. Please share this story with friends (a more complete blog post on this is in the works). The more people know about this condition the better. Celtic Curse is a leading cause of diabetes, liver cancer, joint pain, […]

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Hemochromatosis Blood: An untapped national resource?

July 23, 2011
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So here’s your chance to help expand our nation’s blood supply. Just hand your doctor or nurse or blood clinic staff this professional, medically reviewed information about hemochromatosis, a condition that comes with one amazing benefit: Treatment involves giving blood! That’s healthy, bankable blood for the country’s blood supply.






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Deadly Ignorance: 13 million Americans have hemochromatosis, but most have never heard of it

July 13, 2011
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Ignorance of hemochromatosis kills countless thousands of Americans every year. Some 13 million Americans are at risk, yet most have never heard of it. Tragically, if you do not treat hemochromatosis it can cause toxic levels of iron to build up in your body and lead to liver cancer, cardiomyopathy, and diabetes, to name but a few of the potentially life-ending complications of this inherited condition.






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Cirrhosis, Alcohol, Ignorance and Prejudice: Welcome to the dark world of hereditary hemochromatosis

June 17, 2011
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Imagine the shock of getting a call from the intensive care unit of your local hospital telling you that your brother has been admitted. The doctor says your brother is delirious and combative and “in the throes of advanced alcoholism.” Furthermore, he has cirrhosis of the liver, internal bleeding, and ketoacidosis—a medical emergency in which […]

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Welcome to Ireland President Obama: How’s your hemochromatosis?

May 23, 2011

President Obama arrived in Ireland today and although the main focus of his visit is diplomacy, he is also set to connect with his Irish roots. He will visit the village of Moneygall in County Offaly, home to just under 300 people, some of whom are distant relatives of the President (as reported by Christian […]

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