The Iron Disorders Institute Guide to Hemochromatosis
More than one million Americans suffer from Hemochromatosis, and most have to suffer through misdiagnoses and multiple doctor visits before finding the right treatment. If left untreated, Hemochromatosis can lead to heart attack, diabetes, cirrhosis, or cancer.
Written by top medical researchers and experts, this comprehensive and reliable guide dispels the myths, explains the basic science behind the disease, and provides clues for diagnosis. It also includes inspiring case studies, treatment options, common questions, advocacy resources, and more.
The number-one bestselling and most comprehensive guide, now updated with the latest scientific research
- The popular first edition has net sales of more than 11,000 copies; second edition is updated with the latest research
- More than one million Americans suffer from classic Hemochromatosis
- The CDC estimates people with Hemochromatosis are misdiagnosed 67% of the time and see an average of three doctors before a successful diagnosis
“Garrison (cofounder, Iron Disorders Institute) and a team of medical advisors present a layperson’s overview of a common but under-diagnosed genetic disorder of iron metabolism. Following an explanation of why hemochromatosis has frequently been overlooked, they discuss the symptoms of iron overload, diagnostic tests, genetic testing, treatment and diet. Updated from the 2001 edition, the guide includes patients’ stories, checklists for physicians and patients, resources, a glossary, and bibliography.” – BOOK NEWS
About the Author
Cheryl Garrison was instrumental in her son’s diagnosis and treatment for iron overload in 1997 and is now the founding director of the Iron Disorders Institute where she developed the institute’s publications, including idInsight Magazine and the books Guide to Hemochromatosis, Guide to Anemia, and The Hemochromatosis Cookbook.
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