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hemosiderosis vs hemochromatosis

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Acquired vs.: Genetic. Hemochromatosis is the result of a mutation in the iron metabolism gene and body absorbs more iron than needed and it gets deposited in tissu ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bressler
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hemochrom is Genetic: Primary hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes too much iron in tissues. It can be treated by removing a little blood every week or so. Hem ... Read More
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Dr. Milena Lombardi
25 years experience Family Medicine
Hemochromatosis: Hemochromatosis is an inherited disease in which too much iron builds up in your body. According to nih, it is one of the most common genetic diseases ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Iron overload: Both are forms of iron overload disorders with different etiologies and pathophysiology. Hereditary hemochromatosis is caused by a gene mutation and i ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Finding vs illness: Hemosiderosis is extra iron in its storage form, from any cause. I may have this in a bruise that is resolving, or around the ankles if I have venous ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bressler
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not likely: Hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes too much iron & deposits it in tissues. Hemosiderosis is not genetic & can be caused by anything tha ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
They may or may not: Be the same thing. Hemochroamtosis is a disease associated with abnormal gut uptake of dietary iron. Over years this leads to total body iron overlo ... Read More
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 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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