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Hemochromatosis

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
No: But mainstay of treatment is therapeutic phlebotomy.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience 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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Excess iron: Agree with Dr. P. Hemochromatosis is genetic. It affects men more as women lose iron through their menstrual blood. A man with a known genetic mutatio ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Raemisch
24 years experience 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
43 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience 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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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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
31 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It depends: Not everyone with the gene (you need 2 defective copies) will develop symptoms. Women take more years to develop them than men, because of pregnancies ... Read More
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