Episode 13: Hemochromatosis – A few reasons iron supplements are not candy

“Feeling tired? You might have anaemia! Try our iron supplements to make you feel better.” Says an ad campaign.

Well, too much iron can be detrimental too! The Common Rounds presents ¬†Hemochromatosis — that disease when you have too much iron deposited.

So think twice if you are going to overload yourself with iron tablets, you could give yourself secondary hemochromatosis. (That being said, it’ll take you quite a few decades for the side effects to show…)

Join the Common Rounds as they talk through the normal physiology of iron absorption, pathology of Primary Hemochromatosis and many more!

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Episode 8 and 9: Alcoholic Liver disease and NAFLD – Why your liver gets fat

A fatty liver is when there is excess fat droplets being deposited in hepatocytes. Usually this occurs from damages done to the liver. Alcohol is one of such factors to cause damage, but is it the only one? What other disease processes will alcohol lead to in the liver?

Stay tuned and learn about alcoholic liver disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Episode 8: Alcoholic liver diseases

Episode 9: NAFLD

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