Does the body load through the gastrointestinal system first? Why doesn't the system get overloaded like normal people and cause constipation? If doctors can prevent cholesterol from being deposited as it travels through the gastrointestinal tract why not iron? Short of swallowing magnets, there must be some natural iron chelator. Do the brain and endocrine system get deposits before the skin? There has to be some conformity in the organs and tissues affected. Is there a male or female pattern of loading iron?
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