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Bronze diabetes

Introduction: Bronze diabetes

Description of Bronze diabetes

Bronze diabetes (medical condition): A single-gene disease that causes iron accumulation in the tissues of...more »

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Hemochromatosis-related diabetes:
  »Introduction: Hemochromatosis-related diabetes
  »Symptoms of Hemochromatosis-related diabetes
  »Causes of Hemochromatosis-related diabetes
  »Treatments for Hemochromatosis-related diabetes

Bronze diabetes: Related Topics

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Bronze diabetes as a Disease

Bronze diabetes: Another name for Hemochromatosis-related diabetes (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Hemochromatosis-related diabetes
  »Symptoms of Hemochromatosis-related diabetes
  »Causes of Hemochromatosis-related diabetes
  »Treatments for Hemochromatosis-related diabetes

Bronze diabetes: Related Diseases

Bronze diabetes: Bronze diabetes is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Bronze diabetes

Some of the causes of Bronze diabetes are included in the list below:

  • It is an inherited disorder that can lead to the onset of type 1 diabetes after years of iron overload which can damage the pancreas. Diabetes did not cause hemochromatosis, but hemochromatosis causes diabetes. For this reason, this form of diabetes is considered a "secondary" diabetes because it is caused by damage to the pancreas from excessive levels of iron

Symptoms of Bronze diabetes (Hemochromatosis-related diabetes)

Some of the symptoms of Bronze diabetes incude:

  • Symptoms of the disease include, joint pain, thyroid problems, hair loss, bronzing of the skin (hence the term "bronze diabetes), chronic fatigue, diabetes, menstrual irregularities, impotence, abdominal pain, liver disease, and liver or pancreatic cancer.

Treatments for Bronze diabetes (Hemochromatosis-related diabetes)

Treatments for Bronze diabetes (Hemochromatosis-related diabetes) include:

  • Hemochromatosis is usually treated by a specialist in liver disorders (hepatologist), digestive disorders (gastroenterologist), or blood disorders (hematologist). Because of the other problems associated with hemochromatosis, several other specialists may be on the treatment team, such as an endocrinologist, cardiologist, or rheumatologist. Internists or family practitioners can also treat the disease
  • Treatment involves removing excess iron from the body and to give supportive treatment to damaged organs. Excess iron is removed through phlebotomy (removal of blood). One-half liter of blood is removed from the body each week for 2 to 3 years until the iron stores are depleted. After that, less frequent phlebotomy is needed to maintain iron levels within normal limits. How often additional phlebotomy will be required depends on levels of hemoglobin, serum ferritin (iron), and patient symptoms. Persons with hemochromatosis must follow a special low-iron diet and there is cure for hemochromatosis

Treatment of Bronze diabetes: For more treatment information about Bronze diabetes, see treatment of Hemochromatosis-related diabetes (Bronze diabetes)

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