hemochromatosis

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Is this how you spell it??i tried looking it up on google and nothing came up so do es anyone know how to spell it.My mom just called me crying saying that mystepdad was diagnosed with it. Does anyone know anyone that has this ?Info about it please,appreciate it.
 
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Monochromacy, also known as "total color blindness"[sup][1][/sup], is a complete inability to distinguish colors.[sup][2][/sup] This is distinguished from more common forms of color blindness, in which the affected individual can perceive color differences, but cannot make the same distinctions between colors as can an unaffected person.

Organisms with monochromacy are called monochromats. The perceptual effect of any arbitrarily chosen light from the visible spectrum can be matched by any pure spectral light.

Hopefully this helps man
 

damu

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i'm sorry but your mom called you crying because your dad is colorblind?
 
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na. would u like wifey or your moms being color blind? that would forever change her life. are u not considerate enough?
 

antonlavey

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Originally Posted by drsfinest72

na. would u like wifey or your moms being color blind? that would forever change her life. are u not considerate enough?
I'm sorry dude I sympathize with him but looking at the big picture and the endless list of more grave ailments that could hit us at any time (cancers,neuro-degenerative diseases, swine flu
) this is an overreaction. A kidI went to high school with just died of leukemia a few days ago.
 
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How is hemochromatosis treated?

Treatment is simple, inexpensive, and safe. The first step is to rid the body of excess iron. This process is called phlebotomy, which means removing blood thesame way it is drawn from donors at blood banks. Based on the severity of the iron overload, a pint of blood will be taken once or twice a week for severalmonths to a year, and occasionally longer. Blood ferritin levels will be tested periodically to monitor iron levels. The goal is to bring blood ferritin levelsto the low end of normal and keep them there. Depending on the lab, that means 25 to 50 micrograms of ferritin per liter of serum.

Once iron levels return to normal, maintenance therapy begins, which involves giving a pint of blood every 2 to 4 months for life. Some people may needphlebotomies more often. An annual blood ferritin test will help determine how often blood should be removed. Regular follow-up with a specialist is alsonecessary.

If treatment begins before organs are damaged, associated conditions-such as liver disease, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes-can be prevented. Theoutlook for people who already have these conditions at diagnosis depends on the degree of organ damage. For example, treating hemochromatosis can stop theprogression of liver disease in its early stages, which leads to a normal life expectancy. However, if cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, has developed, theperson's risk of developing liver cancer increases, even if iron stores are reduced to normal levels.

People with complications of hemochromatosis may want to receive treatment from a specialized hemochromatosis center. These centers are located throughout thecountry. Information is available from the organizations listed under For More Information.

People with hemochromatosis should not take iron or vitamin C supplements. And those who have liver damage should not consume alcoholic beverages or rawseafood because they may further damage the liver.

Treatment cannot cure the conditions associated with established hemochromatosis, but it will help most of them improve. The main exception is arthritis, whichdoes not improve even after excess iron is removed.
 

soltheman

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You're irish?

But, that sucks man. Tell him to limit is iron intake AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE to keep himself healthy.

Also, do the same for yourself. Hemochromatosis is hereditary, so it's very possible that you have the diseaseas well.

Console your father and get yourself checked ASAP.
 

antonlavey

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Originally Posted by frankthekingdtx

Yea bro it is Hemochromotosis
Ouch this is a lot more serious than monochromatism, sorry to hear that. Hope he gets better and it's manageable.
 
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thanks for the support.its sad because this guy was the first real father figure i had and he turned me and my moms lives around completely.he will pullthrough somehow.
 
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