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Who is affected by iron overload/hemochromatosis?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
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In brief: Mostly men

Women usually because of their menstrual cycle , they can.
Loose excessive iron.

In brief: Mostly men

Women usually because of their menstrual cycle , they can.
Loose excessive iron.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: C282Y Homozygous

Most commonly seen in those with 2 copies of the c282y genetic mutation of the hfe gene.
However there are other defects that may result in hhc. Hemochromatosis may result in iron overload, however not all iron overload is from hemochromatosis.

In brief: C282Y Homozygous

Most commonly seen in those with 2 copies of the c282y genetic mutation of the hfe gene.
However there are other defects that may result in hhc. Hemochromatosis may result in iron overload, however not all iron overload is from hemochromatosis.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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