Living with Hemochromatosis : Answers to Questions about Iron Overload

Living with Hemochromatosis : Answers to Questions about Iron Overload

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 296 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781578261048
  • DDC分類 616.39042

Table of Contents

PREFACE                                            IX
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XI
FOREWORD XIII
By BRUCE R. BACON, M.D., Director, Division
of Gastroenterology and Hepatology saint
Louis University Liver Center
1. WHAT IS HEMOCHROMATOSIS7 1 (12)
An Introduction
2. WHEN YOU HAVE HEMOCHROMATOSIS 13 (17)
Blood Tests, Liver Biopsy, and Other
Diagnostic Tests
3. GENETIC (DNA) TESTS 30 (17)
What Do They Mean?
4. THE CARRIER 47 (18)
What About Me? What About My Family?
5. HOW HEMOCHROMATOSIS DAMAGES YOUR BODY 65 (13)
Effects of Iron Overload on the Liver, Heart,
Pancreas, Joints, and Endocrine system
6. TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF NUTRITIONALLY 78 (20)
Guidelines for Healthy Nutrition in
Hemochromatosis
7. TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF EMOTIONALLY 98 (24)
Coping with a Genetic Condition.
8. FINANCIAL IMPACT OF HEMOCHROMATOSIS 122 (21)
Treatment Costs and Insurance Factors
9. TREATMENT FOR HEMOCHROMATOSIS 143 (13)
Phlebotomy and Other Issues
10. LIVER CANCER (HEPATOMA) 156 (15)
Are You at Risk?
11. LIVER TRANSPLANTS FOR HEMOCHROMATOSIS 171 (23)
A Medical Miracle
12. RESEARCH TRENDS 194 (8)
Hope for the Future
RESOURCES 202 (4)
SELECTED CITATIONS 206 (18)
INDEX 224