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How can you rid the body of excess iron?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Drain out blood

If you have hemochromatosis, a very common disease which will kill you if neglected but is extremely easy to manage, your physician will arrange for you to have units of blood drawn periodically (can be often).
It's not the most fun you'll ever have, but out of all the deadly diseases, it's the easiest to keep completely at bay. Best wishes.

In brief: Drain out blood

If you have hemochromatosis, a very common disease which will kill you if neglected but is extremely easy to manage, your physician will arrange for you to have units of blood drawn periodically (can be often).
It's not the most fun you'll ever have, but out of all the deadly diseases, it's the easiest to keep completely at bay. Best wishes.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine

In brief: Phlebotomy

For hemochromatosis (an inherited iron overload condition), treatment includes phlebotomy (removing blood in the same way as donating blood).
This, of course, must be done under medical supervision. An option for those with iron overload due to multiple blood transfusions is the medication deferasirox, a chelating agent.

In brief: Phlebotomy

For hemochromatosis (an inherited iron overload condition), treatment includes phlebotomy (removing blood in the same way as donating blood).
This, of course, must be done under medical supervision. An option for those with iron overload due to multiple blood transfusions is the medication deferasirox, a chelating agent.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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