What is Hereditary Hemochromatosis?

Hereditary Hemochromatosis

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A lot of health disorders and conditions have a genetic origin. Hereditary hemochromatosis is one among them, and is more commonly observed in Caucasians, particularly among men.

Let’s take a closer look and understand more about this condition.

What Is Hereditary Hemochromatosis?

Hereditary hemochromatosis is a condition that causes the body to absorb too much iron from the food. This excess of iron gets stored in different organs of the body, including the liver, the pancreas and the heart, which can prove to be toxic.

If untreated for long, it may lead to the development of certain life threatening health conditions such as cancer, liver cirrhosis and arrhythmias. Continue reading

Athlete’s Foot – Causes, Symptoms And Remedies

Athletes Foot

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Athlete’s Foot – An Overview

Though it is dubbed “Athlete’s Foot” there’s no reason why non-athletes should not contract this annoying fungal infection. Athlete’s Foot is caused by a fungus which attacks the soles and webbed areas between the toes of the feet.

By itself, the condition is not very dangerous or life-threatening. However, it causes discomfort, itching, burning, scaling and in later stages, pain and inability to move around comfortably. Continue reading