Iron Disorders: The Importance of Checking Your Iron … – Dr. Mercola

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/…/iron-overload-disorder.aspx

Jun 12, 2016 – My dad has betathalassemia and he gave me the gene, which is a form of hemolytic anemia (similar to sickle cell anemia). As a result of that, my red blood cells die faster than normal, and I’m prone to excess iron. My dad had a ferritin level of 800 when I diagnosed him 20 years ago. He would be dead by …

Little-Known Secrets about Optimal Iron Levels – Dr. Mercola

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/…/little-known-secrets-about-optimal-iron-levels.aspx

Jul 14, 2009 – Acute blood loss; Other nutritional anemias, such as vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiencies; Cancer; Enlarged spleen; Genetic hemolytic anemias, such as sickle cell anemia, and thalassemia (also known as Mediterranean anemia), which I have. It’s a type of genetic anemia where the hemoglobin is not well …

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/…/elevated-iron-levels.aspx

Jun 5, 2013 – It was because he has betathalassemia. With regular phlebotomies, his iron levels normalized and now the only side effect he has is type 1 diabetes. The high iron levels damaged his pancreatic islet cells and now he has what is called “bronze” diabetes and so requires the use of insulin. I also inherited …

Why Managing Your Iron Level Is Crucial to Your Health – Dr. Mercola

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/05/…/managing-iron-levels.aspx

May 31, 2017 – However, keep ALL iron supplements away from children, even carbonyl iron, and do not take any kind of iron supplement if you have hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis or hemolytic anemia such as sickle cell anemia or thalassemia (aka Mediterranean anemia, a type of genetic anemia where hemoglobin …

Missing: beta

How do You Know if You Are Anemic – Dr. Mercola

https://blogs.mercola.com/sites/…/06/…/How-do-You-Know-if-You-Are-Anemic.aspx

Jun 25, 2007 – Macrocytic anemia (macrocytic means large red blood cells) can be a sign of vitamin B-12 deficiency, and it may also be caused by folate deficiency. Folate deficiency is not common as it is in most raw vegetables, but some drugs (methotrexate and trimethoprim) and alcohol can cause it as can intolerance …

Conventional Heart Disease Advice May Make Matters … – Dr. Mercola

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/…/heart-disease-risk-factors.asp…

Aug 2, 2015 – On a side note, a novel point about coconut oil that many are unaware of is that for those of us, including myself, who suffer from a genetic condition called beta thalassemia — or chronic low cholesterol, which can be quite harmful — coconut oil can be used instead of drugs to raise your cholesterol.

Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies – Dr. Mercola

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/…/most-common-nutrient-deficiencies.aspx

Oct 19, 2015 – It was because he has betathalassemia. With regular phlebotomies, his iron levels normalized, but the high iron levels damaged his pancreatic islet cells and now he has what is called “bronze” diabetes that requires the use of insulin. I inherited betathalassemia from him so I’m quite familiar with this issue …

Beginner Plan: Lifestyle Changes – Dr. Mercola

https://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/beginner_lifestyle_changes.htm

Over 20 years ago, through a simple test, I discovered that my dad had extremely high ferritin levels – close to 1,000 – due to a blood disorder called betathalassemia. If this had not been addressed, it would have been extremely fatal. Through regular phlebotomies, my dad’s iron levels have normalized, and the only side …

Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Beta-Blockers – Dr. Mercola

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/…/flawed-research-beta-blockers.aspx

Aug 13, 2014 – Beta-blockers are drugs used in high blood pressure and congestive heart failure treatment, but now the ESC recommends it in non-cardiac surgery as well.

Missing: thalassemia

4 Unexpected Benefits of Donating Blood – Dr. Mercola

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/…/blood-donation-benefits.aspx

Jul 28, 2014 – I discovered he had a ferritin level close to 1,000. It was because he has betathalassemia. With regular phlebotomies, his iron levels normalized and now the only side effect he has is type 1 diabetes. His high iron levels damaged his pancreatic islet cells triggering what is called “bronze” diabetes, and so …