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Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HHC) is the most common genetic disorder affecting Canadians. It is a crippling, potentially fatal condition caused by a defect of iron metabolism that leads to iron overload in vital organs, joints and tissues. The complications caused by the disorder are preventable if a diagnosis is made before the excess iron causes irreversible damage, and effective treatment exists.
The Canadian Hemochromatosis Society was established to create awareness about this little-known, but common disorder so that early diagnosis would become the rule rather than the exception and needless suffering and premature death from undiagnosed hemochromatosis would become a thing of the past. In the meantime, we are here to provide information and support to those adversely affected by iron overload.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Watch our 8 minute video, "What is Hemochromatosis?", comissioned by the CHS and directed by Jonathan Leduc.
Medifocus Guide to Hereditary Hemochromatosis is a highly recommended resource for individuals affected by Hereditary Hemochromatosis. Each guide has current and relevant Hereditary Hemochromatosis research organized into categories for easy reading. Free updates are provided for one year. The Medifocus Guide also provides an international Hereditary Hemochromatosis physician finder. A must have!