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Hemochromatosis type 4

Hemochromatosis type 4: Introduction

Hemochromatosis type 4: A rare genetic disorder where too much iron is absorbed from food and it is stored in various parts of the body which can cause damage. Type 4 has an adult onset but is inherited dominantly. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hemochromatosis type 4 is available below.

Symptoms of Hemochromatosis type 4

Treatments for Hemochromatosis type 4

  • Early diagnosis and treatment are important as life expectancy is normal if the condition is treated before complications develop
  • Phlebotomy (bloodletting) - initially 500ml per week until serum iron levels are normal and haemoglobin is <110g/L, then usually every 3-4 months depending on blood test results
  • Normal diet, but avoiding large quantities of iron rich foods such as red meat and organs
  • Avoid iron supplements
  • Vitamin C intake in the diet should not be discouraged, but supplements should be avoided or limited to <500mg/day
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