Haemosiderosis is caused by an accumulation of haemosiderin in a cell or organic tissue. It is an insoluble pigment that contains ferric hydroxide, an element that is characteristic of haemosiderosis since the affected tissues become filled with small deposits of iron. Organs affected by this disease are then take on an ochre colour. In general, haemosiderosis affects the reticuloendothelial system, that is to say, the liver, bone marrow and spleen. However, the pancreas, heart and lungs can also be affected by this disease. Furthermore, haemosiderosis can be of infectious, hereditary or organic origin.
The onset of the haemosiderosis symptoms can be very fast or, on the contrary, be spread out over a long period of time. In the early stages of the disease, the patient is prone to chronic fatigue, a persistent cough and a constantly runny nose. If the subject is a child, it may have stunted physical growth in comparison to its peers. In case of pulmonary haemosiderosis, the patient frequently spews sputum containing blood. However, haemosiderosis can also result in respiratory disorders due to the deterioration of the lung membrane. Finally, haemosiderosis can also cause the patient to fall into a state of lethargy.
Ferrum metallicum is recommended against haemosiderosis because it effectively treats anaemia, which results from iron deficiency in the body. The recommended dosage is 5 granules of Ferrum metallicum 5 CH, to be taken daily a day until the level of iron present in the body stabilizes. In case of facial pallor, complete this treatment with a 5-granule dose of Ferrum metallicum 4 CH, to be taken three times a day. Moreover, if the patient feels very tired due to haemosiderosis, taking Zincum metallicum is also recommended. Several remedies can be taken to reduce blood-stained sputum, including Arnica Montana in high dilutions ranging from 7 to 9 H, or Bryonia Alba in dilutions ranging from 4 to 15 H.
Due to the specificity of each case, haemosiderosis requires medical consultation in order to determine the best course of treatment. Moreover, if the symptoms persist after ten days of homoeopathic treatment, do not hesitate to seek medical attention. If the disease worsens, which usually results in persistent burning sensations in the chest and a more pronounced staining of sputum, it should lead the patient to seek the help of a specialized medical practitioner. Conducting X-rays of the internal organs may also reveal wider infiltrations at this stage of the disease.
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Good to know: Haemosiderosis is a disease caused by an iron deficiency. Homoeopathy is able to cure the patient by providing him or her in-depth treatment as well as the mineral salts that his or her body requires.