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Real Life: Fighting the Celtic curse Haemochromatosis



Real Life: Fighting the Celtic curse Haemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis might not be a well-known word, but this iron-related disease can lead to organ and tissue damage, and even death. And it has a particular relevance for Irish people: we have the highest rate of sufferers in the world. When we think of iron-related health problems, the first condition that instinctively comes to mind is anaemia, which is caused in part by a deficiency of the mineral. But what many of us don't realise is that a huge amount of Irish people also suffer from the opposite problem of having too much iron in the system, a condition that if left undetected and untreated can cause organ or tissue damage, and even death...read more