Hemochromatosis or iron loading on your organs

@ElicBxn (61071)
United States
March 10, 2016 5:46pm CST
"Hemochromatosis (HE-mo-kro-ma-TO-sis) is a disease in which too much iron builds up in your body (iron overload). Iron is a mineral found in many foods." This is the first line in the link I've included below. "Oral iron pills or iron injections, with or without very high vitamin C intake" The above is another quote from I believe page 3 of the article. This is what I did. I started taking twice as many iron pills as recommended and vitamin C. I knew I was going to be "pre-donating" to myself, so I wanted to be sure I had enough iron in my blood, at that time I had some issues with anemia. I don't remember how I discovered this information, back in the, relatively dark ages of the internet.
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@GardenGerty (115923)
• United States
11 Mar 16
Very few people actually have hemochromatosis. Some of them are treated by having regular blood draws. I guess I was not aware you could give it to yourself. Hubby tries to load on iron right before he donates blood because he has had a problem with anemia in the past. Using iron skillets is not good for someone with hemachromatosis.
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@ElicBxn (61071)
• United States
11 Mar 16
So I've heard, but since I can't heft an iron skillet, that's not a problem. I am also unwilling to do the work of "seasoning" and keeping one... too much work for this "wash and wear" girl..