Today we will tell you today is national what day. In France alone National Hemochromatosis Awareness Week is conducted, hemochromatosis affects 1 in 300 people and often occurs after 35 years. It constitutes the first genetic disease of the hexagon. It is still very little known to the general public.
National Hemochromatosis Awareness Week June 02
Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease that is characterized by the absorption of too much iron in the body and its accumulation in certain organs.
It is identified by a series of symptoms, such as:
- Unexplained fatigue,
- Disorders of the libido,
- An abnormally tanned skin,
- Joint pain revealing arthritis,
- Liver diseases (elevated transaminases, increased liver volume, cirrhosis, etc.),
- Heart problems,
- Endocrine disorders.
As we can see, the list is vast and in case of doubt, consultation with the doctor is imperative!
An awareness day
The goal of National Hemochromatosis Awareness Week is to raise awareness among health professionals, policy makers and the general public. Please note the dates vary each year and in 2014 it will run from June 2nd to 7th.
Hemochromatosis affects one in 300 French people, more than 200,000 patients. 2,000 people die each year from this disease.
A simple screening of between 20 and 35 years old allows to begin an accessible treatment and to obtain the disappearance of most of the symptoms as well as a return to a hope of a normal life.