Iron Disorders Institute Guide to Hemochromatosis

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2009 - Health & Fitness - 368 pages
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

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I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has or knows someone who has hemochromatosis. This book will give you all the information you need to help you through this illness. I found it more informative than my doctor! Thank you for such a great buy on such an important subject. Read full review

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I often call this book, The Iron Disorders Institute Guide to Hemochromatosis, the "bible" for people with hemochromatosis and their families, caregivers, and doctors. As moderator of the hemochromatosis page on Facebook and caregiver to a hemochromatosis patient I refer people to this book constantly.
Frankly, the doctor should give you a copy of this book along with the diagnosis of hemochromatosis or haemochromatosis (in the UK). If you read and understand this book you will know a lot more about this surprisingly common and potentially deadly condition than your doctor (unless your doctor is one of the 0.5% of doctors who have paid attention to hemochromatosis).
For a book about a complex medical condition the writing is wonderfully accessible, largely thanks, I suspect, to the work of editor Cheryl Garrison, who heads the Iron Disorders Institute. The authors and contributors are among the world's leading experts on this topic and the entire work is peer-reviewed for accuracy. If you have any connection to, or curiosity about, America's most common genetic killer, hemochromatosis, then this book is the place to start.

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