Iron Poisoning & Copper Deficiency



Note how the "scholarly, peer reviewed" articles explain that iron is toxic, while maintaining the fraud that iron is essential to human health.


Serum Hepcidin Levels Are Elevated In COPD And Are Associated ...

Serum Hepcidin Levels Are Elevated In COPD And Are Associated With Increased Intracellular Iron In.


Increased iron and ferritin content of sputum from patients with cystic fibrosis or chronic bronchitis.

Extracellular free iron, or iron bound to ferritin, may promote oxidative injury and bacterial growth in airways of patients with chronic airway inflammation due to cystic fibrosis (CF) or chronic bronchitis (CB).


Iron-binding proteins in sputum of chronic bronchitis patients with ...

1997 - Meibergdreef 15. 1105 AZ Amsterdam. The Netherlands. Keywords: chronic bronchitis. Haemophilus influenzae iron binding proteins. Received: April 2 1997.


Anemia in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - InTech

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death .... underlying mechanisms are complex, including dysregulation in iron ...


Why Are Asthma Rates Soaring?: Scientific American

Apr 14, 2011 - Asthma rates have been surging around the globe over the past three ..... This research sheds the light on connection between increased iron ...


Pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung fibrosis, and lung iron ...

2001 - Pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung fibrosis, and lung iron deposition in thalassaemia ...


Ferrous iron is a significant component of bioavailable iron in cystic fibrosis airways.

IMPORTANCE:  Iron is an important environmental parameter that helps pathogens thrive in sites of infection, including those of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Ferric iron chelation therapy has been proposed as a novel therapeutic strategy for CF lung infections, yet until now, the iron oxidation state has not been measured in the host. In studying mucus from the infected lungs of multiple CF patients from Europe and the United States, we found that ferric and ferrous iron change in concentration and relative proportion as infections progress; over time, ferrous iron comes to dominate the iron pool.

Basic and Clinical Aspects of Pulmonary Fibrosis

1994 - Medical

Iron that is bound to the specific binding sites of these proteins is unable to ... This makes the content of free ionic iron nil.


Iron deposition is associated with pulmonary hypertension in pulmonary fibrosis

2010 Background. Early diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has potential prognostic and therapeutic implications but can ...


Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis - Office of Rare Diseases

Jan 29, 2013 - Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis is a rare disease characterized by repeated episodes of bleeding into the lungs, which can cause anemia.


Inflammation in the lungs of patients diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis: Association with iron deficiency

CF is characterized as a cyclic progression of infective exacerbations and stable periods initiated by the presence of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (PA). An increase in inflammatory cytokines/mediators and a decrease in anti-inflammatory cytokines contribute to the net inflammation and overall tissue destruction of the lungs.  PA is associated with the low iron status that is seen in 60-75% of the CF population...  The colonization of PA may be the cause or a result of increased iron (ferritin) concentrations in the lungs, but independent of the original relationship, results in a decreased iron status.

NOTE:  lower levels of blood iron indicate that much of the iron is depositing into the lungs. It does not indicate iron deficiency, but iron poisoning.