American Hemochromatosis Society-Prevention Through Genetic Testing

The American Hemochromatosis Society welcomes inquiries from the media, whether television, radio, or newspapers/magazines.  AHS believes that the media is key to “getting the word out” about hereditary hemochromatosis (HH).  There is always increased awareness after a story is done on hemochromatosis.  Well known TV shows, such as “House” have featured hemochromatosis in their story line. 

If you are with the media and considering a story on hereditary hemochromatosis (iron overload disease), we have the resources to help you write or produce a great story, a story, which no doubt, will save lives.  We have hemochromatosis patients who are willing to speak to the media, as well as have their photos used for the story.  We also have leading medical experts who are willing to speak with the media as well.

Sandra Thomas, President/Founder

American Hemochromatosis Society (AHS)

Hemochromatosis and Steroids: What Happens When You Take Steroids While Dealing With Hemochromatosis?

Hemochromatosis is a health disorder that causes your body to take up more iron than it needs. The condition needs to be regulated by ensuring you do not take in any more iron. Controlling the condition also involves reducing the amounts in the body through a procedure known as phlebotomy. In layman’s language, steroids are…

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Hemochromatosis and Diet Pills: Should You be Taking Diet Pills When you Have Hemochromatosis?

Hemochromatosis is an iron absorption disorder where your body takes up more iron than it needs. It stores the excess in various body organs causing them to malfunction. A diet plan is the primary way of managing hemochromatosis. In most cases, the condition manifests itself in old age. The condition cannot be fully cured, but…

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Hemochromatosis and Weight Loss: What is Hemochromatosis and How is it Related to Weight Loss?

Hemochromatosis is a health disorder where excess iron accumulates in your body. The iron builds up in the liver, heart, pancreas, skin, blood, and joints. The condition is in most cases inherited. That means it is passed down from parent to child. If not properly mitigated, the condition can lead to diabetes, liver disease, heart…

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Hemochromatosis and Testosterone Replacement Treatment; Does Hemochromatosis Affect Testosterone Levels?

Hemochromatosis is an excess iron syndrome that can cause liver and heart complications if not properly managed. Hemochromatosis affects the blood, joints, and skin as well. The condition causes a lack of body energy, unstable moods, and reduced libido. These effects suggest that hemochromatosis causes low testosterone levels. According to a study by H K…

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Hemochromatosis Diet; Which Foods and Fruits Should You Be Taking if You Have Hemochromatosis?

Hemochromatosis is a health condition where your body retains more iron than it needs. This condition can lead to several life-threatening health challenges if left unattended. Hemochromatosis is a genetically inherited condition. You have to manage the condition by controlling your iron-intake since the condition cannot be fully treated. The most significant part of controlling…

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