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Signs of Hemochromatosis

Symptoms of Hemochromatosis

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Hemochromatosis may include:

Note that Hemochromatosis symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Hemochromatosis signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Hemochromatosis:

Joint pain is the most common complaint of people with hemochromatosis. Other common symptoms include fatigue, lack of energy, abdominal pain, loss of sex drive, and heart problems. Symptoms tend to occur in men between the ages of 30 and 50 and in women over age 50. However, many people have no symptoms when they are diagnosed.

If the disease is not detected early and treated, iron will accumulate in body tissues and may eventually lead to serious problems such as

  • Arthritis.
  • Liver disease, including enlarged liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis, cancer, and liver failure.
  • Heart abnormalities, such as irregular heart rhythms or congestive heart failure.
  • Impotence.
  • Early menopause.
  • Abnormal pigmentation of the skin, making it look gray or bronze.
  • Damage to the pancreas, possibly causing diabetes.
  • Thyroid deficiency.
  • Damage to the adrenal gland.
(Source: excerpt from Hemochromatosis: NIDDK)

More Symptoms of Hemochromatosis:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Hemochromatosis article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

What are the signs of Hemochromatosis?

The phrase "signs of Hemochromatosis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Hemochromatosis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Hemochromatosis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Hemochromatosis.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Hemochromatosis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Hemochromatosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Hemochromatosis signs or Hemochromatosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Hemochromatosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Hemochromatosis symptoms.


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