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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
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 36 years experience
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
Pathology 45 years experience
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.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
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
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Depends: Depends on age and gender, also which organ is affected...There is a large spectrum. This is inherited so speak to your kids and family to get tested.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: The color is normal. Brown blood usually means methemoglobin.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Ortiz
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No: Stress is not known to be a factor that can worsen hemochromatosis.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Very much so: Untreated hemochromatosis ("bronze diabetes") will often cause diabetes that will self-cure when the hemochromatosis is treated.
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