UNDERSTANDING

HEMOCHROMATOSIS
& YOUR DIET

RECEIVING A DIAGNOSIS

Know the tests that can determine if you or a loved one has Hemochromatosis.

GETTING TREATMENT

Iron reduction can be achieved with blood donation, phlebotomy, and in some cases iron chelation therapy.

HEMOCHROMATOSIS & YOUR DIET

Humans consume two types of iron: heme and non-heme. Heme iron is the most easily absorbed form of iron. Highest in heme iron is red meat such as beef, venison, lamb, and buffalo. Additionally, blue fin tuna is higher in heme iron than most other types of fish. All meat and fish also contain non-heme iron, which is found mostly in vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, and most over-the-counter iron supplements.

Visit the Iron Disorders Institute Library for more details about diet, including meal and food planning suggestions and a list of iron content in foods.

Also, please consider purchasing our book, The Hemochromatosis Cookbook. It features dozens of recipes for the hemochromatosis patient and also makes a great gift!

 

PATIENT STORY

THE DANGERS OF MISDIAGNOSIS

Gerry Koenig’s Story required 2 liver transplantations due to misdiagnosis.

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THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY & FAMILIES ACROSS THE GLOBE

Our educational materials have helped to save thousands of lives and help families gain more knowledge about Hemochromatosis.

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