Articles about the symptoms of hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC).
Unfortunately, as the Mayo Clinic entry on hemochromatosis states: “Early signs and symptoms of hereditary hemochromatosis mimic those of many other common conditions, making it difficult to diagnose.” However, this does not mean that hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC) should be difficult to suspect. Consider the set of signs and symptoms described as “early-stage” by the Mayo Clinic:
If you experience any of the above your doctor should at least consider HHC. If you have other obvious risk factors for HHC then you might want to insist that your doctor should rule it out. Why? Because if the cause of the above is HHC and it is not diagnosed, then you could be faced with these nastier “advanced-stage signs and symptoms” that are listed by the Mayo Clinic:
There are several ways of testing for hemochromatosis and they cost a lot less than treating the above conditions. We will address these tests on the Diagnosis page. The rest of this page contains articles relating to hemochromatosis symptoms.
This Friday is St. Patrick’s Day, a time to celebrate all things Irish, with a few notable exceptions, such as C282Y and H63D. These are genetic mutations that can produce a potentially deadly condition known as iron overload, and they are more prevalent in Ireland than anywhere else in the world. One can be proud of having […]
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 […]
September is Menopause Awareness Month. Regular readers of CelticCurse.org will know that July was Hemochromatosis awareness month. So why is this website–devoted to raising awareness of Celtic Curse or hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC)–talking about menopause? The answer is: hemo-pause. What is hemo-pause? It’s a term we coined for a syndrome which afflicts women entering menopause with […]
Describing the symptoms of hemochromatosis can be tricky. As we have noted elsewhere: “Early signs and symptoms of hereditary hemochromatosis mimic those of many other common conditions, making it difficult to diagnose.” (Mayo Clinic) Adding to the challenge is the fact that not everyone who has HHC exhibits every symptom of HHC. For example, the bronze […]