Hemochromatosis

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. Hereditary hemochromatosis is a disorder that causes the body to absorb too much iron from the diet. The excess iron is stored in the body's tissues and organs, ...
  3. Hemochromatosis is a condition in which there is too much iron in the body. It is also ... Hemochromatosis may be a genetic disorder passed down through families. People with this type absorb too much ...
  4. Hemochromatosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    Hemochromatosis/Start Here ... Hemochromatosis ... National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Hemochromatosis,Acquired hemochromatosis, ...
  5. Hemochromatosis (American Liver Foundation)  
    Hemochromatosis/Start Here ... Hemochromatosis ... Hemochromatosis is a condition in which the body absorbs and stores too much iron. Learn more about Hemochromatosis ...
  6. iron, iron disorders, iron disorder, hereditary hemochromatosis, hh, genetic disease, gene mutation, hereditary, hereditery, inherited, genes, genetic, genetic testing, gene therapy, blood transfusions, blood donors, blood donation, drawing blood, ...
  7. Learning about Hereditary Hemochromatosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    Hemochromatosis/Genetics ... Hemochromatosis ... National Human Genome Research Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Hereditary hemochromatosis is a genetic ...
  8. ... in the HFE gene that cause type 1 hemochromatosis, a form of hereditary hemochromatosis that begins during adulthood. Hereditary hemochromatosis is a ...
  9. Hemochromatosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Discusses causes, diagnosis, and treatment of hemochromatosis, a disorder in which extra iron builds up in the body and may damage many parts of the body.
  10. ... sign of: Too much iron in the body ( hemochromatosis ) Anemia due to red blood cells being destroyed ...
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