What is this condition, asked a reader a few broadcasts back, and how can it be treated? As we established last time, it's the condition where excess iron is being produced. It can indicate malignancies, chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, or liver problems such as hepatitis, alcohol abuse or as a result of using the contraceptive pill, says one reader. An iron chelation remedy such as phytic acid found in wholegrains, and especially soya protein, can help. Other traditional therapies include periodic whole blood phlebotomies, suggests one reader. Several readers suggest a regular bleed. Time for those pet leeches, perhaps? One reader suggests a traditional herbal concoction of Goldenrod herb and Yellow Dock root.