Not intentionally anyway, but it might mislead you. That is what I am writing about tonight. I found a nice little article about the “Celtic Curse”. Whenever I say that, I imagine music in the background…the kind that leads to “certain death”. Some of you might get that reference. Anyway, occasionally I have people e-mail me and ask me about some things the doctors recommend for their recent diagnosis of hereditary hemochromatosis. Not because I have my degree in that field mind you, but because they know that something doesn’t sound quite right about what their doctor said so they ask someone who has been living with it for a long time. I always say the same thing. Listen to your doctor, but seek out a specialist in this field if there is one near you. Never stop researching or giving up on the plans you have for yourself. This is just one speed bump in the road of life.
I was delighted to find someone else who was doing more research along the same lines of my thinking. Neither one of us has attended medical school mind you, but we are smart enough to see clear patterns and know what our bodies are telling us. As I have said all along, keep a journal of your symptoms if you can so that you can provide your doctors with as much information as possible. Soooo, I’m going to go out on a limb here, but I wonder how many HH sufferers have stomach pain as well as joint pain? The c282y gene mutation could be the underlying cause of many issues we have yet to know about. The bottom line is, if you think you have made a connection between something you are eating, like gluten, or something you are not getting enough of, like vitamin D, go with your instinct to help fix what you suspect is wrong. I will leave you with this fun Blood Quiz, that oddly enough, I did very well on. So well I surprised myself. Ha. Paging Dr. House.
“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” ~Hippocrates
Good ole’ Hippo Crates.