What is hemochromatosis?

The excess of storage of iron in the body

What is the cause of hemochromatosis?

Primarily hereditary.

Most common symptoms of hemochromatosis?

Sufferers experience chronic fatigue, joint pain, irregular hearbeat, mood
swings and confusion, bronzing of the skin and abdominal pain.

Most common complications of hemochromatosis

Live andheart disease, diabetes, arthritis and hormonal irregularities can develop.

Test required for diagnosis of hemochromatosis

Iron profile blood test (which includes seum ferritin and transferrin saturation percentage) and genetic testing can detect the condition.

Treatment of hemochromatosis:

Phlebotomy (blood letting — most commonly done by donating blood), which is onging for life can treat the condition.

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Last Updated on March 27, 2023 by Katie Sisel Distributor