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Iron Overload in blood

Posted by @ianw, Fri, Sep 7 2:33am

Hi,
I have just been through a full health check and the only negative that came back was that I have high iron levels in my blood – 900+ which is affecting my liver and other organs. Test results showed that it is not hereditary disease so doctor thinks it is just diet. I need to go see a specialist dietician but can't get in for a few weeks, My only query with this that I have been trying to lose weight for the last 6 months so have been eating quite a well balanced and healthy diet, and would eat red meat / high iron foods less than 3 times per week. Has anyone else in the group had similar?
Thanks
Ian

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Ianw hi I found your story interesting as my brother had alot of iron in his system The Dr.told him to give blood when blood bank came around its called hyperchrometosis did your Dr ever mention it?

@lioness

Ianw hi I found your story interesting as my brother had alot of iron in his system The Dr.told him to give blood when blood bank came around its called hyperchrometosis did your Dr ever mention it?

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Hi – thanks no he never mentioned it but I will raise with him and see what he says

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Hi @ianw,

You may also wish to view this discussion in the Digestive Health group:
"Looking for advice..hemochromatosis” https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/looking-for-advice-i-am-37-years-old-for-the-last-two-years/

Hemochromatosis is an iron overload disorder in which a person absorbs too much iron from the food and drink they consume. Left untreated, it can damage various organs in the body. The skin takes on a bronze color. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemochromatosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351443

May I ask whether your iron levels have come down? Do you notice any symptoms associated with the high iron level?

@lioness

Ianw hi I found your story interesting as my brother had alot of iron in his system The Dr.told him to give blood when blood bank came around its called hyperchrometosis did your Dr ever mention it?

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@ianw. Also my brothers high iron wasn't hereditary but he lived on the coast and ate alot of fish and shrimp but in order to get rid of the high iron like I said Dr told him.to give blood everytime the blood bank was going in town. Good luck

@kanaazpereira

Hi @ianw,

You may also wish to view this discussion in the Digestive Health group:
"Looking for advice..hemochromatosis” https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/looking-for-advice-i-am-37-years-old-for-the-last-two-years/

Hemochromatosis is an iron overload disorder in which a person absorbs too much iron from the food and drink they consume. Left untreated, it can damage various organs in the body. The skin takes on a bronze color. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemochromatosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351443

May I ask whether your iron levels have come down? Do you notice any symptoms associated with the high iron level?

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Hi Kanaaz, i have been on a low iron diet for the past 6 – 7 weeks plus dropped vitamin c supplements out. My iron has dropped from 27 down to 7 – normal, Ferritin dropped from 865 to 720, liver function has improved by about 10% (still in concern level) cholesterol down from 4.5 to 4 and glucose from 5.4 to 3.4. There are still some high inflammation signals but all other blood tests came back clear. Need to revisit in a couple of months to see if liver function continues to improve or further tests to be done. The only thing i noticed with the high iron levels has been inability to lose weight despite diet and exercise but Dr thinks this cold be as a result of liver function. Have to see how it goes next test!
thanks
ian

@lioness

@ianw. Also my brothers high iron wasn't hereditary but he lived on the coast and ate alot of fish and shrimp but in order to get rid of the high iron like I said Dr told him.to give blood everytime the blood bank was going in town. Good luck

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Thanks @lioness – yep have cut out red meat completely for past 6 -8 weeks and iron level back to normal – ferretin is still high but dropping (865 to 720) so hoepfully will continue to drop it – apparently i produce and store the ferretin just don't use it!

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