A 19-year-old male asked:
Iron studies panel was abnormal indicating hemochromatosis. doc sent me for genetic blood test to confirm. if this is positive, what is the treatment?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Blood letting: The treatment is relatively simple. Periodically, some of your blood is drained out to remove iron along with your red cells. Done regularly it would prevent excess iron accumulation and the usual damage excess iron causes.
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Last updated Nov 3, 2017
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