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Since my stroke in 2013, I have been having TIA’S as my neurologist had predicted, I think I know when they are about to occur or when I am vulnerable; I usually tell the wife “my brain is under attack” I have just seen a stroke described as a ‘Brain Attack” by the UK Stroke Association in a report by-independent.co.UK.

We should all know by now that a stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. I am thankful that by the grace of God, my experiences of a stroke occurred in hospital twice, enabling me to receive immediate treatment.

A recent development has prompted me to undertake this particular research.

My research has so far revealed new information about the amount of iron in the blood, which can be a risk factor for strokes, and a further danger for stroke victims; speech damage could be a possible result. It can also affect anybody. I also discovered a new word- Hemochromatosis.

Iron related stroke

An Iron related stroke is the kind of stroke that results from a blood clot or other obstacle traveling to the heart, according to the report, in the process of my research.

Hemochromatosis

The National Heart, Lung and Blood describe hemochromatosis as a disease in which too much iron builds up in your body. Too much iron can poison your organs.

There are two types of hemochromatosis.

  • Primary or Classic hemochromatosis is caused by a defect in the genes that control how much iron you absorb from your food. It is reported that Caucasians are the people more at risk with more than one million American carrying the gene.(80 -100 % of iron can be absorbed )
  • Secondary hemochromatosis is normally the result of another disease or condition that causes. It is reported that more than 16 million Americans have some degree of elevated iron in their blood stream and are also at risk for the following diseases.

Diseases listed by –HEMOCHROMATOSIS.ORG– that can develop from untreated and undiagnosed hemochromatosis.

Arthritis (osteoarthritis, osteoporosis)

Cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer

Depression

Diabetes mellitus

Gallbladder disease

Hypogonadism

Hypothyroidism

Impotence

Infertility

Some cancers

If you wish to learn more about this subject, I will recommend Goggling the website listed above.

Since my stroke in 2013, I have been having TIA’S, I think I know when they are about to occur or when I am vulnerable; I usually tell the wife “my brain is under attack’ I have just seen a stroke described as a ‘Brain Attack” by the UK Stroke Association in a report by-independent.co.UK.

We should all know by now that a stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. I am thankful that by the grace of God, my experiences of a stroke occurred in hospital twice, enabling me to receive immediate treatment.

A recent development relating to slurred speech has prompted me to conduct this research on iron absorption in the blood stream

The research has so far revealed new information about the amount of iron in the blood, which can be a risk factor for strokes, and a further danger for stroke victims; speech damage could be a possible result.

An Iron related stroke is the kind of stroke that results from a blood clot or other obstacle traveling to the heart, according to the report.

Scientific studies by researchers in Spain, Boston and the UK have all alerted the risk of stroke in people with high levels of Iron in the blood, whether due to genetics of supposedly healthy eating. According to the scientific report the scenario is a serious one and deserves immediate attention for the many people who are on high iron diets that can be more dangerous and more at risk of stroke for persons with “genetically determined higher levels of iron in the body.

Did you know there were two types of Iron?

I stumbled across this information in the process of my research, information that is totally foreign to me.

Scientific studies by researchers in Spain, Boston and the UK have all alerted the risk of stroke in people with high levels of Iron in the blood, whether due to genetics of supposedly healthy eating. According to the scientific report the scenario is a serious one and deserves immediate attention for the many people who are on high iron diets that can be more dangerous and more at risk of stroke for persons with “genetically determined higher ” levels of iron in the body.

I stumbled across this information in the process of my research, information that is totally foreign to me.

Heme Iron- is found primarily in meat, poultry, seafood and fish; it is easier to absorb in the body.(40 to 45%)

Non-Heme- is found in plant based foods like grains, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and beans. Animal products such as eggs, milk or dairy products ; more than half the Non-Heme iron is contained in animal meat. (55 to 60%)


SUMMARY

Heme and Non –Heme derives from animal meat.

Non-Heme-Plant foods, eggs and dairy.(more difficult to absorb n the body)

A vegetarian without hemochromatosis is likely to develop iron –deficiency anemia than people who eat meat.

Iron Deficiency

According to WebMD –Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke

Scientific studies have shown that low iron levels can raise your risk of stroke by making blood more sticky making it easier to clot.

People with moderately low iron levels were also twice as likely to suffer a stroke as those with iron levels in the middle of the normal range.

Moral of the Article.

Get as much health information and get it right even when you think you are eating healthy.

How much did you know about Iron Absorption before reading this article?

Brain Exercise

Can You Read Me?

The letters below represents a 4-word sentence

Clue: 7 + 4 + 4 + 6 = 21

The letters for each word are jumbled but the words are in the correct order.

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