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Iron Overload

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Description of Iron Overload

Iron Overload (medical condition): Hemochromatosis is genetic disease, affecting around 1-in-200 to 1-in-300, where excessive iron builds up in the body and gradually damages ...more

Iron Overload: See also:

Hemochromatosis:
  »Introduction: Hemochromatosis
  »Symptoms of Hemochromatosis
  »Causes of Hemochromatosis
  »Treatments for Hemochromatosis

Iron Overload: pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues; characterized by bronzed skin and enlarged liver and diabetes mellitus and abnormalities of the pancreas and the joints.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Iron Overload: An excessive accumulation of iron in the body due to a greater than normal absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract or from parenteral injection. This may arise from idiopathic hemochromatosis, excessive iron intake, chronic alcoholism, certain types of refractory anemia, or transfusional hemosiderosis. (From Churchill's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 1989).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Iron Overload as a Disease

Iron Overload: Another name for Hemochromatosis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Hemochromatosis
  »Symptoms of Hemochromatosis
  »Causes of Hemochromatosis
  »Treatments for Hemochromatosis

Iron Overload: Related Diseases

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

Causes of Iron Overload

Some of the causes of Iron Overload are included in the list below:

Symptoms of Iron Overload (Hemochromatosis)

Some of the symptoms of Iron Overload incude:

Treatments for Iron Overload (Hemochromatosis)

Treatments for Iron Overload (Hemochromatosis) include:

  • Phlebotomy (bloodletting) - similar to donating blood
  • Avoid iron supplements
  • Avoid vitamin C - because vitamin C increases iron digestion.
  • Avoid alcohol - to avoid exacerbating liver damage
  • Avoiding high-iron foods - simply eat less iron.

Treatment of Iron Overload: For more treatment information about Iron Overload, see treatment of Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload)

Iron Overload: Article Excerpts about Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis, the most common form of iron overload disease, is an inherited disorder that... (Source: excerpt from Hemochromatosis: NIDDK)

Iron Overload: Related Disease Topics

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Hierarchical classifications of Iron Overload

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WordNet 2.1

  • pathology
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

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