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hemochromatosis life expectancy

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
For Life: The disease is not curable with phlebotomy. However, it can be treatable. Phlebotomy is performed until a ferritin level of 50 is achieved and this ... Read More
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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
35 years experience Family Medicine
Not reversible : Pt cen get phlebotomy on as need basis to maintain hematocrit about 40%.Other lab markers ferritin, transferrin, TIBC levels are important as well.The ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Lifelong: Once you get most of the iron out of you, you will require only occasional phlebotomy. You'll monitor it and get treated as you need.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Absolutely: Thanks for your wanting to serve. Hemochromatosis is very common, and it is extremely easy to manage with phlebotomy. I'm hoping that it was diagosed ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Check:: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.htm.
Dr. Erin Robertson
19 years experience General Practice
No: AR 40-501 Ch 2-e(5) "current or history of metabolic liver disease, including but not limited to hemochromatosis..." No chance of a waiver for that on ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
A few: Lack of energy, abdominal pain, memory fog, loss of sex drive, heart flutters, irregular heart beat. When symptoms are associated with hemochromatosis ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
That's moot: Hemochromatosis is able to produce a huge number of different symptoms -- everything that diabetes or liver failure can do, as well as gray-bronzing o ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Iron overload: This is a genetic tendency to absorb iron too readily through the gut, overloading and damaging the organs. Of all the common, deadly diseases that di ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Inherited: Inherited disorder of any one of a number of genes that are involved in iron transport and storage. The vast majority of hemochromatosis is type ! a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Iron overload: Hemochromatosis results in excess iron deposition in many organs and can result in diseases of liver, pancreas, heart, testes, and skin. See this site ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jess Crosier
31 years experience Pathology
Hemochromatosis: Genetic metabolic disorder of the utilization of iron and can lead to tissue Fe deposits which can have serious side effects to those organs, especial ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Recessive (sort of): The common genetic defect in the hfe gene for phenotypic hemochromatosis is the c282y/c282y homozygous. However other defects other than c282y can lea ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Hemochromatosis is iron storage disease or iron overload.. If not treated, it will damage body organs like The heart, liver , pancreas. It can give ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: The color is normal. Brown blood usually means methemoglobin.

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