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What foods help decrease iron overdose in the liver?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not a problem

Unless you have a specific disease process like hemochromotosis, which causes abnormal retention of iron or a hemolytic anemia, iron overload is not a problem. If you have one of these problems, then therapeutic phlebotomy (for hemochromotisis) or chelation with Deferoxamine (for the anemias) are among the standard treatments.

In brief: Not a problem

Unless you have a specific disease process like hemochromotosis, which causes abnormal retention of iron or a hemolytic anemia, iron overload is not a problem. If you have one of these problems, then therapeutic phlebotomy (for hemochromotisis) or chelation with Deferoxamine (for the anemias) are among the standard treatments.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Iron overload

If you have iron overload- then choose food that has low iron content.
Treatment will depend on the cause of the iron overload. If this is caused by hemochromatosis-then phlebotomy to remove blood/iron would be the treatment.. If iron overload is caused by getting to many blood transfusion- iron chelating agent such as deferoxamine, ex-jade etc would be the treatment.

In brief: Iron overload

If you have iron overload- then choose food that has low iron content.
Treatment will depend on the cause of the iron overload. If this is caused by hemochromatosis-then phlebotomy to remove blood/iron would be the treatment.. If iron overload is caused by getting to many blood transfusion- iron chelating agent such as deferoxamine, ex-jade etc would be the treatment.
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