What is it?

In hereditary hemochromatosis, the body absorbs too much iron from food. Liver, heart, and pancreas are the areas where excess iron is stored. There are a number of life-threatening conditions that can result from too much iron, including liver disease, heart issues, and diabetes.
Only a minority of people who have hemochromatosis develop serious symptoms because of the genes.

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Signs & symptoms

Some people with hereditary hemochromatosis never have symptoms. It is common for early symptoms of this condition to overlap with those of other common conditions.

Signs and symptoms:

Joint pain
Abdominal pain
Loss of sex drive
Heart failure
Liver failure
Bronze or gray skin color
Memory fog


The disease may be identified through abnormal blood tests done for other reasons or through screening of family members.
Serum transferrin saturation.
Serum ferritin.
Testing for gene mutations.
liver biopsy


Blood can be removed from your body on a regular basis by doctors to treat hereditary hemochromatosis.
People who are unable to undergo blood removal can receive chelation

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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