I have hemochromatosis. Are there any herbs I can take to lower my iron level?
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I suggest you undergo a physical examination by a physician. You should also voice your desire to take herbal remedies.
A phlebotomy may be one of the first procedures you may undergo in treating this diesease.
Good luck and get a few medical opinions to make sure you are able to make the best choice for you.
Some natural remedies for either lowering iron or improving liver health include taking the following herbs:
2) Wild Hyssop
You also might want to consider chelation therapy as a more natural way of treating your hemochromatosis.
Hello :) I have the same disease and have lots of info for you. I take vitamins and minerals everyday to help block and drop my iron count.I had the Phelbotomy done every week for 5 months and have been dropped down enough to be checked once a month. My list of vitamins I was given is as follows:
Vitamin B complex
800mcg Folic acid
300mg Grape seed skin extract
120mg Ginkgo extract
1,000mg Aged garlic extract
500mg Alpha-Lipoic acid
60mg Palm-oil Tocotrienols
600mg N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC)
300mg Elemental Calcium with each meal
500mg Elemental Magnesium
500mg Silymarin Extract (containing a high % of Silbinin)
1,200mg Green tea extract ( 95 % with most meals with a 100mg of EGCG ) i take 3 pills each time I have a meal.
3mg of Melatonin @ bedtime
260mg Milk thistle ( I have been taking 1,000 mg 3 times a day)
I take most of them everyday. I have tried to only take at least half the list due to in a year I will have to change to the others. Your ferritin will become immune to them after a year so you have to keep changing back and forth. I hope this note to you does not come to you to late,I have more information on Facebook look for " Hemochromatosis awerness" I made the page for my dad when he was diagnosed with this disease. I have been fighting it myself since November of 2011.
Good Luck to you in your road to better health with this disease:)
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