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LETTER: Hemochromatosis Awareness Month raises attention to the little-known disease

Editor: May is Hemochromatosis Awareness Month in Canada.
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Editor:

May is Hemochromatosis Awareness Month in Canada.

Hemochromatosis is a disease causing too much iron to be absorbed by the body, and can cause many symptoms, ranging from mild to extreme as the iron can build up within organs over many years.

Approximately 80,000 Canadians have this disease and many don't realize it, as symptoms may not be noticeable until midlife. There is an abundance of information online on hemochromatosis and its symptoms.

The website www.toomuchiron.ca is a great place to start to learn about hemochromatosis.

A printed poster can also be printed at www.toomuchiron.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Awareness-Month-What-is-Iron-Overload.pdf to help educate and remind people.

Raymond Roberts,

Banff