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What happens if my body gets more iron than it needs?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief:

Hemochromatosis is the medical term for iron overload.
This is a genetic condition and approximately 1 in 40 americans with norther european descent carry these genes. Iron overload can lead to diabetes, cirrhosis, impotence and liver cancer. A simple blood test can show if your iron levels are too high.

In brief:

Hemochromatosis is the medical term for iron overload.
This is a genetic condition and approximately 1 in 40 americans with norther european descent carry these genes. Iron overload can lead to diabetes, cirrhosis, impotence and liver cancer. A simple blood test can show if your iron levels are too high.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Jack Hinkle
Family Medicine

In brief: Excess iron

Although iron is needed for oxygen transport the excess of iron can cause tissue damage to organs, including the lungs, kidneys and liver. It's excess has been associated with increased risk of blood clots, strokes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease.

In brief: Excess iron

Although iron is needed for oxygen transport the excess of iron can cause tissue damage to organs, including the lungs, kidneys and liver. It's excess has been associated with increased risk of blood clots, strokes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Dr. Jack Hinkle
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