Garrison (cofounder, Iron Disorders Institute) and a team of medical advisors present a layperson's overview of a common but under-diagnosed genetic disorder of iron metabolism. Following an explanation of why hemochromatosis has frequently been overlooked, they discuss the symptoms of iron overload, diagnostic tests, genetic testing, treatment and diet. Updated from the 2001 edition, the guide includes patients' stories, checklists for physicians and patients, resources, a glossary, and bibliography.
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About the Author
is an artist, writer, and cofounder and Vice President of Educational Development of the Iron Disorders Institute. The editor of the Iron Disorders Institute's publications, read worldwide by physicians and patients alike, she lives in Clyde, North Carolina.