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Hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in your body. Your body needs iron but too much of it is toxic. If you have hemochromatosis, you absorb more iron than you need. Your body has no natural way to get rid of the extra iron. It stores it in body tissues, especially the liver, heart, and pancreas. The extra iron can damage your organs. Without treatment, it can cause your organs to fail.

There are two types of hemochromatosis. Primary hemochromatosis is an inherited disease. Secondary hemochromatosis is usually the result of something else, such as anemia, thalassemia, liver disease, or blood transfusions.

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  1. Hemochromatosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in your body. Your body needs ... much of it is toxic. If you have hemochromatosis, you absorb more iron than you need. Your ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Hemochromatosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Hemochromatosis On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed October 2006 What is hemochromatosis? Hemochromatosis is a disorder that causes the body ...
  3. Hemochromatosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... A-Z List of Topics and Titles : Hemochromatosis Hemochromatosis On this page: What is hemochromatosis? What causes ... Research References For More Information Acknowledgments What is hemochromatosis? Hemochromatosis is the most common form of iron ...
  4. Learning about Hereditary Hemochromatosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    ... Meeting A 1997 ELSI Report Learning About Hereditary Hemochromatosis What do we know about hereditary hemochromatosis? Is ... Hemochromatosis Information What do we know about hereditary hemochromatosis? Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is a genetic disease that ...
  5. Hemochromatosis: Iron Storage Disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... to... Añadir en... Favorites Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks Hemochromatosis: Iron Storage Disease Excessive iron buildup in the ... iron storage disease, and stay healthy. What Is Hemochromatosis? Hemochromatosis occurs when the body absorbs too much ...
  6. Hereditary Hemochromatosis Hereditary hemochromatosis is a genetic disease that causes the body to absorb and store too much iron . ... and in rare cases, children. Causes of Hereditary Hemochromatosis Although many people have never heard of hereditary ...
  7. Hemochromatosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Hemochromatosis? Hemochromatosis (HE-mo-kro-ma-TO-sis) is a ... poison your organs and cause organ failure. In hemochromatosis, iron can build up in most of your ...
  8. How Is Hemochromatosis Treated? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Hemochromatosis Treated? Treatments for hemochromatosis include therapeutic phlebotomy (fleh-BOT-o-me), iron ... and treatment for complications. The goals of treating hemochromatosis include: Reducing the amount of iron in your ...
  9. How Is Hemochromatosis Diagnosed? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Hemochromatosis Diagnosed? Your doctor will diagnose hemochromatosis based on your medical and family histories, a ...
  10. Hemochromatosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Hemochromatosis National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse What is hemochromatosis? Hemochromatosis is the most common form of iron ... hemochromatosis; secondary hemochromatosis; and neonatal hemochromatosis. What ... Hemochromatosis Inherited genetic defects cause primary hemochromatosis, ...
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