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Health at a certain age

Post by ollydog » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:23 am

just a word of warning to us 50 summat going on 12 age group,
just had a health check and a few blood checks done, got the call from the docs to get over to see her NOW, that can never be good.
i have a an excess of iron in my blood now the has got to be a first.the health issues this can cause is mental, liver cancer organ failure etc etc and not a maybe but will happen if not checked,
so liver scan today and then a blood transfusion to reduce the iron in the blood, summat that will never go away.
all this came up in a conversation with a supplier, really glad i took his heed as this would have crept up on me and i would have not know till it was too late.
chaps get a blood test for excess iron
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Re: Health at a certain age

Post by HarveyCamm » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:18 pm

I've noticed a few rust marks in me pants after an exciting ride - is that a symptom? :P
Seriously though - I wish you good outcomes, sounds like a timely find (thumbs)
Good health to y'all
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Post by zimtim » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:49 pm

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Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:46 pm

That's haemochromatosis.
The simplest cure is become a blood donor, every 90 days. It's the simplest way to reduce the iron in the blood. The cure for it is actually to keep draining blood.
For anyone it's best to become a blood donor. This helps and then monitor the levels. The iron level is checked at a blood donation so you get some idea of what's happening.
Unchecked its a very serious condition and needs a blood test to find it.
That's all as I got it from my GP and it's simple.
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Post by herman » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:50 pm

Beat me to it, been a doner for years, free blood check and nice nurses what's not to like!
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Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:30 pm

It's also genetic/hereditary so cutting down on iron intake isn't a cure.
Same goes for cholesterol levels too, its in the genes.
Even better is blood donation etc is all free, go to a haemochromatosis clinic and you may well pay and be tied up in the HHS...
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Re: Health at a certain age

Post by samfan » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:57 pm

I dont trust anything to do with medical profession ,they rely on ill health for their very existence ,if there is not anything wrong they will make something up in order to make it appear they are worth their large income,Thats apart from the perks they get from the drug companies for repetition prescriptions, Sorry if that sounds harsh but its the way things are. My best pal worked in research and development for a very large drug company, and is probably better that the general public does not know what is going on.

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Post by john-g » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:10 pm

samfan wrote:I dont trust anything to do with medical profession ,they rely on ill health for their very existence ,if there is not anything wrong they will make something up in order to make it appear they are worth their large income,Thats apart from the perks they get from the drug companies for repetition prescriptions, Sorry if that sounds harsh but its the way things are. My best pal worked in research and development for a very large drug company, and is probably better that the general public does not know what is going on.
Can't go along with this, at 65, three different GP's and a Consultant all told me that my Prostate was fine and I didn't have a problem. Only my chasing to see another Urologist who did feel lumps and took twelve biopsy samples proved I had Prostate Cancer where it needed to be removed, followed by radio therapy and three years of Hormone treatment.

I'm sure we all know our own body better than a lot of Medics, so if you aren't happy with what they tell you - chase until you are satisfied.

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Re: Health at a certain age

Post by ollydog » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:52 pm

thats the one no chance of spelling it with dyslexia, scan done back on friday
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Re: Health at a certain age

Post by ollydog » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:55 pm

92kk k100lt 193214 wrote:That's haemochromatosis.

The simplest cure is become a blood donor, every 90 days. It's the simplest way to reduce the iron in the blood. The cure for it is actually to keep draining blood.

For anyone it's best to become a blood donor. This helps and then monitor the levels. The iron level is checked at a blood donation so you get some idea of what's happening.

Unchecked its a very serious condition and needs a blood test to find it.

That's all as I got it from my GP and it's simple.

will they let you give blood

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