Merlyn wrote:AdamT-I think the first step would be just to test your iron metabolism, see what the result is, then proceed... you have to realize this is not even on a doctor's radar yet, this is a discovery recently made by a bunch of us questioning iron metabolism. We do not know at this point what the relationship is between these results and CCSVI. It is just that so many of us are finding abnormal iron metabolism, we are trying to sort out what it all means. We do need some doctors to get on board here... hemochromatosis is usually treated through phlebotomy. But until you know if you have such condition, it is all speculation.
4. If TS is elevated, the individual should begin treatment. Some literature suggests treatment when ferritin alone is elevated. Giving blood does no harm, and instead is beneficial to health. About one-fourth of patients have iron-loading anemia (low hemoglobin). Treatment is the same unless the anemia is so severe that blood transfusions are required. Maintaining a hemoglobin of 10 or hematocrit of 30 percent makes the patient treatable with bloodletting. Severely anemic patients require iron removal by an iron chelator, Desferal. All anemic patients benefit with B complex supplements, including folic acid, B12 and B6.
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