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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. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  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)  
    ... this? Submit What's this? Submit Button CDC Features Hemochromatosis: Iron Storage Disease Language: English Español (Spanish) Share ... iron storage disease, and stay healthy. What Is Hemochromatosis? Hemochromatosis occurs when the body absorbs too much ...
  6. What Causes Hemochromatosis? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Causes Hemochromatosis? The two types of hemochromatosis are primary and secondary. Each type has a different cause. Primary Hemochromatosis Primary hemochromatosis is caused by a defect in ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Hemochromatosis? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Twitter. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Hemochromatosis? Hemochromatosis can affect many parts of the body ... the disease don't have signs or symptoms. Hemochromatosis Complications If hemochromatosis isn't found and treated ...
  9. Living with Hemochromatosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With Hemochromatosis The outlook for people who have hemochromatosis largely ... do to help you. Screening Family Members for Hemochromatosis Parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, and children (blood ...
  10. Hemochromatosis (American Liver Foundation)  
    ... info ) Home > Your Liver > Liver Disease Information > Hemochromatosis Hemochromatosis Explore this section to learn more about hemochromatosis, including a description of the disease and how ...
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