Ep 5: Haemochromatosis and iron in the body with Prof John Olynyk

Gastroenterologist and researcher Prof John Olynyk speaks about haemochromatosis, diagnosis, and new developments in research into iron in the body and health. “Haemochromatosis … the grandfather of all the knowledge that relates to iron because it’s the disease that made people need to study it”. Prof John Olynyk is Head of Gastroenterology, Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospital Group, Perth WA.Support the show

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IRON-MATTERS is a series of interviews by and for medical and health practitioners focusing on hereditary haemochromatosis. The series is intended to provide general practitioners with in-depth information about this genetic chronic condition. Topics include - diagnosis in general practice with GP Dr Robert Menz- the genetics of haemochromatosis with clinical geneticist Prof martin Delatycki- haemochromatosis and the liver with gastroenterologist Prof John Olynyk- haemochromatotic arthropathy with rheumatologist Prof Graeme Carroll- iron and the heart with cardiologist Prof David Playford- best practice in venesection with nurse specialist Cindy Bryant- Australian Red Cross Lifeblood therapeutic venesection program with Dr Peter Bentley- bodily iron regulation with haematologist Prof Sant-Rayn PasrichaThe first episode was published 1 June 2020. Future episodes will be published every two weeks.IRON-MATTERS is published by Haemochromatosis Australia (www.ha.org.au) and produced by Healthily.com.au,