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Unread 12-10-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default hereditary hemochromatosis

I have recently been diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis and am now getting phlebotomies. I am a 59 year old female. After five of these my hematocrit is now increasing but my ferritin is going down. Any advice on other things I should be doing such as diet etc.
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Unread 12-11-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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What is it that you are trying to address with diet? The iron overload or something else.

The best thing for hemochromatosis is to get the phlebotomies to keep the iron levels (fe) around 50 -70. Beverages with tannins can help reduce the absorption of iron from your food. So having tea or wine with meals could help. Vitamin C increases the absorption. But you are best served by getting regular phlebotomies.
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