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hemochromatosis,b12,vit d and anemia

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  • Posted By: porcelain
  • January 21, 2009
  • 07:22 AM

right so i have been diagnosed a few weeks ago with b 12 deficiency, vitamin d deficiency and anemia.

this morning i was diagnosed with hemochromatosis.

i am confused, how can i have anemia(low in iron) and have hemochromatosis (iron overload) the two are exact opposites, you can only have one or the other, unless there is someway you can have both.

anyone else here got hemochromatosis, b12, or vitamin d deficiency or anemia.

my hemochromatosis is genetic one of my parents is a carrier. i am a 19 year old female and most people dont get diagnosed with this blood disease until much later in life in the 40's for males and 60's for females. of course it can occur younger like it has in me.

i couldnt understand to start with how my iron levels could be so high when i am a vegetarian and have never taken any supplements for it (which i am now glad i didnt do because it would have caused damage), but i guess now knowing that hemochromatosis is genetic it explains that part.

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