Your Life As A Germ Magnet

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Germ Magnet Immune System Life as a germ magnet. The average person will stroll through life never giving much thought to living with a weak immune system. A person with Superficial Siderosis will often find out the hard way that caution should be the word of the day. Every day we’re bombarded with invisible bugs. You think you’ve taken care to avoid those unseen dangers, but life as a germ magnet just about guarantees something nasty is bound to take hold. Last winter is the perfect example. Our daughters family was suffering from a particularly nasty flu bug. We had, in…

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Navigating The Iron Food Road

Finding The Iron Content Of Everyday Foods   I’ll be honest- this is a tough one. No, you don’t have to follow the 5/2 diet cycle while on Ferriprox® (deferiprone) but personally we are trying to “get our money worth” out of chelation. March of 2014 when the diagnosis was made the report noted there was only “Mild associated cerebellar atrophy”. Working, driving or even walking a straight line were all still possible. Chelation therapy with Ferriprox® was started a year ago in July, and we know that deterioration continues to occur even while you are on the medication. It…

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Following The Low Road:Low Iron Diet

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Following the Low Road Cycling a low iron diet to reduce ferritin   When we decided to give Ferriprox® (Deferiprone) a chance we were not aware it can be hard getting your health insurance company to approve a tier 5 drug for an off-label use. Luckily for us we have an experienced hematologist in getting approval for high-level drugs for his patients in the oncology department. Five months passed from the time of the original diagnosis to the arrival of the first bottle of Ferriprox® at our doorstep. Excitement, hope, anxiety, and worry all packed into one little box. It is suggested…

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