Haemochromatosis is a condition where too much iron builds up in your body. Too much iron can lead to illnesses like liver disease, heart problems, and diabetes.
It usually builds up very slowly over a number of years. By the time hemochromatosis is usually diagnosed, a person is too old to have large amounts of blood removed to remove the excess iron — which is the only cure. But thanks to Thriva, I was able to catch it earlier in my life!
I’ve been visiting the hospital weekly since August when I first got diagnosed. Now my iron levels have stabilised, and I won’t have to keep going back so frequently.
I couldn’t recommend Thriva enough to everyone — I’ve told everyone I know to use the service!