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Causes of Hemochromatosis

List of causes of Hemochromatosis

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Hemochromatosis) that could possibly cause Hemochromatosis includes:

Hemochromatosis Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Hemochromatosis:

Hemochromatosis Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Hemochromatosis: Men 5 times more likely, and men get it earlier...more »

Hemochromatosis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Hemochromatosis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Hemochromatosis:

Hemochromatosis: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Hemochromatosis: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Hemochromatosis:

Causes of Broader Categories of Hemochromatosis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Hemochromatosis as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Hemochromatosis as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Hemochromatosis. Our database lists the following as having Hemochromatosis as a complication of that condition:

Hemochromatosis as a symptom:

Conditions listing Hemochromatosis as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Hemochromatosis. Our database lists the following as having Hemochromatosis as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Hemochromatosis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hemochromatosis as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

What causes Hemochromatosis?

Causes: Hemochromatosis: There are several causes of haemochromotosis. However, the most common is a genetic defect (hereditary hemochromatosis) that is inherited from family history and thus you have it at birth. However, family members won't necessarily have it themselves, but be silent "carriers" who have some of the genes. Some people end up with the right mixture of genes and get HHC. But some people who even have the right (i.e. wrong) mixture of genes, still don't get HHC.
Healthy people usually absorb about 10 percent of the iron contained in the food they eat. People with hemochromatosis absorb about 20 percent. The body has no natural way to rid itself of excess iron, so extra iron is stored in body tissues, especially the liver, heart, and pancreas. (Source: excerpt from Hemochromatosis: NIDDK)

Medical news summaries relating to Hemochromatosis:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Hemochromatosis:

Related information on causes of Hemochromatosis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Hemochromatosis may be found in:


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