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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Death if untreated: Thankfully, if it's picked up early, you're spared decades of ill-health and ultimately death from involvement of the heart, liver, and/or endocrine p ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: It is one of the commonest genetic disorders but affects mostly middle aged men. There is excessive storage of iron that causes disease of liver, panc ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Any: Any competent primary care physician can diagnose and arrange for treatment hemochromatosis. You may get sent to the gastroenterologist, cardiologist, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
No: But mainstay of treatment is therapeutic phlebotomy.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
It's in the genes: In hereditary (= inherited from parents) hemochromatosis, too much iron is absorbed by the gut & deposits in tissues. Liver, heart, other damage can r ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Raemisch
23 years experience in Hand Surgery
It's relatively rare: Hemochromatosis is a disorder where a person has too much iron in the blood. This can cause significant problems as iron will deposit in areas like t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Easy Rx: The key is that you got diagnosed, hopefully early. 1 person in 200 will be symptomatic with this. I'm going to assume the diagnosis is correct & it's ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Excess iron: Some people have a hereditary condition leading to excessive iron accumulation in the body. Excess iron is toxic. It is easily treatable. See this sit ... Read More
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