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Is it possible that hemochromatosis can go into remission

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
With treatment only: This is the most common of genetic diseases. It is a state of iron overload due to increased absorption of iron. It is treated with therapeutic phle... Read More
Dr. Richard Mcgee
Hematology and Oncology 50 years experience
Yes: Hemochromatosis is caused by genetic predisposition to excessive iron storage. It can be treated with removal of iron- usually by recurrent phlebotom... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Over time, excesses of iron build up in major organs such as the heart, liver, pancreas, joints and pituitary. If the extra iron is not removed, these... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It certainly does: I've had a couple of autopsies in which hemochromatosis was missed in life, with fatal results. It's easy to detect with today's methods, and easy to ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Probably not: Hemochromatosis is caused by the accumulation of excess iron in the body - eventually depositing in the liver, heart and other organs. Anemia is not ... Read More
Dr. Scott Diede
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The treatment can...: Hereditary hemochromatosis, an iron overload syndrome, does not cause anemia. However, one of the treatments for hemochromatosis (phlebotomy - removal... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Very different tests: The tests for these two entities are very different and the results of one do not reveal any thing about the other. Both do affect liver function.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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 17 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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 27 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
Pathology 31 years experience
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

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