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Docklands Secrets - August 2011

02 Aug 2011

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Docklands real estate agent Daniel Cole has been rewarded in an unexpected way for his support of flood victims at February’s Docklands News’ community fundraising event.

Daniel bought an executive health check “Essentials” package from Epworth Hospital at silent auction.  And it was a good thing he did.

The silent auction was listed in our catalogue with a tag line – “Don’t die wondering!”

The Epworth test revealed that Daniel has haemochromatosis, a generically transmitted disorder which causes the body to absorb more iron than usual from food.

Because the disorder has been diagnosed, Daniel can effectively manage the condition.  But if it had gone on undiagnosed, it could have had serious health consequences later in life.

Left untreated, organs such as the liver, heart and pancreas are affected and ultimately damaged.

“People laughed at me when I told them I had bought the package,” Daniel said.  “But I really wanted it and I’m so glad I did.”

Mr Cole revealed that his GP had failed to detect the haemochromatosis.

He encouraged other middle-aged men to get a thorough health check.

“Blokes tend to ignore their health but they do so at their own peril,” he said.

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