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iron

Blood conditions
March 20, 2019

How to know if you have haemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis is a disease where an excess of iron builds up in the body and ends up poisoning organs, including the liver, heart, and pancreas. Eventually, this can cause organ failure.
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Blood conditions
February 14, 2017

How to iron out anaemia

Anaemia is a condition in which your blood has fewer red blood cells than normal. It can also follow if your red blood cells don't have enough haemoglobin (an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red colour). Haemoglobin helps red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Having anaemia may cause you to feel tired, weak, and short of breath. Anaemia affects people of all ages and ethnic groups. Both men and women can develop the condition, but women of childbearing age are most at risk due to blood loss from menstruation. Anaemia can…
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