Hemochromatosis is one of the most common genetic disorders affecting approximately 1 in 200 people of northern European ancestry. People suffering with hemochromatosis are unable to regulate gastrointestinal iron absorption, leading to excessive storage of iron within parenchymal tissues of the liver, heart and pancreas. An excessive build up of iron within tissue can lead to uncontrolled inflammation and oxidative stress, which directly damages tissue and leads to an increased risk of cirrhosis, cardiomyopathy, heart and liver failure. Hemochromatosis is usually treated by the removal of blood by venesection, chelation therapy and dietary modification.
This webinar will explore the pathophysiology of hemochromatosis, the interpretation of blood test results in patients with this condition and a range of nutritional, herbal, dietary and lifestyle management strategies.
This is a recording from a live webinar presented on Wednesday 24th February 2021.