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From: "Daniel Jenkins" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Haemochromatosis and R1b and Plague
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 00:25:06 +0000
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Nora and Janet,

I completely agree with you, but would advise people not use a specialist
for the best medical care. A generalist [ family practioner] usually will
keep themselves more updated. My preference is Osteopathic Physicians who
spend 2 more years at school end tend to be more homeopathic
in their approach and can still render all that MD'S and Chiropractors can.
I can't say it too often , get a full blood test with liver panel at least
once a year. It can often give early warning signs of many diseases , not
just haemochromotosis . Also a colonoscopy is a must every 5 years after
50. I may be verbally smited for this statement, but I believe that at the
moment of your conception, all your future was indelibly sealed . I don't
believe you develop cancers or anything else , from your enviroment, habits
, diet, etc. But prudent constant monitoring of your particular issues is
important. My mother was tuberculin, and I almost died several times from
childhood asthma and I have smoked for more than 55 years, and yet I don't
have lung cancer and according to The National Lung Study which I
participated in the last 3 years, I can blow up the test balloon better than
70% of the general public. Neither fact is anything I am proud of. Yet my
joint destruction and 4 herniated discs, arthritic lumbar spine have led me
to early retirement and there was nothing to predict or prevent same. In
1964 I was a candidate for the Olympic Wrestling team, now my granddaughters
can take me. Be proactive in your medical care is all I can advise.

Dan Jenkins

>Subject: Re: [DNA] Haemochromatosis and R1b and Plague
>Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 19:30:14 EDT
>Your husband's cardiologist is wrong. It sounds like he hasn't updated his
>knowledge of Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH) since medical school. He
>believes it's an old man's disease and women can't get it. What he is
> for is bronze skin and some people who are more advanced with HH will
>the bronze skin. I did not because my case was in the early stage. If you
>until jaundice sets in, you may too late since HH can lead to liver cancer
>if HH is not treated. Run, do not walk, to a hematologist or a
>gastroenterologist. You might want to consider changing to a more
>cardiologist. I know I would. Your medical doctor should do the testing.
>Just keep in
>mind that insurance companies have been know to discriminate with those
>who have
>HH even though if a person is treated early and properly, his/her life
>is the same as one who does not have HH.
>A good website is _http://www.americanhs.org_ (
>It's the American Hemochromatosis Society and has a lot of info.
>E-mail me off list and I will explain more if need be.
>In a message dated 5/3/2006 4:31:31 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> (mailto:) writes:
>Can someone tell me if jaundice is always present with hemochromatosis? My
>red headed father had a ruddy complexion and always said giving blood made
>him feel better. I wonder about that. I wanted my husband to be tested,
>his cardiologist refused saying he would be jaundiced if he had the
>condition. I couldn't find the answer to this in any online sites about
>Janet Crain
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