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Let's fight hemochromatosis, the most common genetic killer in the western hemisphere

Hereditary hemochromatosis is the most common genetic killer in the western hemisphere. Because hemochromatosis is particularly prevalent in people of Celtic origin, it is sometimes called Celtic Curse. Because hemochromatosis can cause your skin to take on an orange color and is a leading cause of type 2 diabetes, it is sometimes called bronze diabetes (hemochromatosis may be spelled h ae mochromatosis in some countries and called HH or HHC).  You don't have to be Irish to be a victim of this widely under-diagnosed condition in which iron reaches toxic levels in your body and causes crippling disabilities such as: liver cancer, diabetes, congestive heart failure, macular degeneration, and osteoporosis not to mention chronic joint pain, arrhythmia, hair loss, fatigue, infertility, impotence, and depression. With greater awareness and compassion we can defeat hereditary hemochromatosis. Although simple tests for hemochromatosis are available, too few doctors know when