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Is there a treatment for iron overload?
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Dr. Charles Greenberg
General Practice
In brief: Yes
Phlebotomy which is removal of red blood cells or oral drugs that block iron absorption alos IV drug that binds iron see a md.

In brief: Yes
Phlebotomy which is removal of red blood cells or oral drugs that block iron absorption alos IV drug that binds iron see a md.
Dr. Charles Greenberg
Dr. Charles Greenberg
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Iron overload damages the liver, heart, and other organs; and it causes fatigue, weakness, joint pains, abdominal pain, etc.
.. Treatment is by blood-letting (taking blood out of the person) and/or chelation (using chemicals to bind up the iron and remove it from the body).

In brief: Yes
Iron overload damages the liver, heart, and other organs; and it causes fatigue, weakness, joint pains, abdominal pain, etc.
.. Treatment is by blood-letting (taking blood out of the person) and/or chelation (using chemicals to bind up the iron and remove it from the body).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Charles Greenberg
There are new drugs that can bind iron and treat iron overload as well. Exjade. See your md
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