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Hereditary Hemochromatosis

Hereditary Hemochromatosis: Introduction

Hereditary Hemochromatosis: Hereditary hemochromatosis is an inherited disorder that increases the amount of iron that the body absorbs from the gut. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology) ... more about Hereditary Hemochromatosis.

Hereditary Hemochromatosis: A genetic disorder where too much iron is absorbed from food and it is stored in various parts of the body which can cause damage. There are 4 types of hemochromatosis and they are distinguished by age of onset, genetic cause and type of inheritance. Some sufferers may be asymptomatic. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hereditary Hemochromatosis is available below.

Symptoms of Hereditary Hemochromatosis

Treatments for Hereditary Hemochromatosis

  • 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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Hereditary hemochromatosis is an inherited disorder that increases the amount of iron that the body absorbs from the gut. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Definitions of Hereditary Hemochromatosis:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hereditary Hemochromatosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Hereditary Hemochromatosis

  1. Hereditary Hemochromatosis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Deaths
  8. Complications

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