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MONITORING IRON OVERLOAD IN THALASSEMIA MAJOR PATIENTS

Posted by Goh Chun Hui on December 29, 2010 at 4:50 AM



In order for patients to know their iron level and iron overload condition, they need to have their ferritin blood test monitor every 6 months to a year time. The doctor will have to review your blood test result to know your iron level and also the chelater you are on is it working good on you. Below 1000 for your ferritin blood test is still consider within the normal safe range.



Beside having their ferritin level test from time to time, MRI Screening is required every year to exactly identify any iron overload in the key organs of the body, especially the heart and the liver which is the most common places of iron overloading.



So that's the two proceduces Thalassemia Major Patients need to undergoes at least every year to monitor their iron level.



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Reply jayesh
7:26 AM on May 27, 2011 
hi,
last week i konw that i have iron overload in my liver and in blood. i what to say you that what not to eat in sense of india food and the only why to live more is the only blood remove for body. other then it, what know what time is left to me to live
thank you
plesae replay me i need your help