Haemochromatosis

 

 

 

 

Haemochromatosis symptoms

What is Haemochromatosis?

Haemochromatosis is a condition that occurs when there is an excessive amount of iron in the body. This accumulation can damage the liver, pancreas and heart.

What are the symptoms of haemochromatosis?

Haemochromatosis is a genetically inherited condition that most often affects people of northern European heritage. Symptoms normally begin to show around the ages of 30 to 60 and include:

  • No energy
  • Weight loss
  • Joint pain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Irregular periods

 

 

 

 

 

How is haemochromatosis diagnosed?

Identifying haemochromatosis is normally done through blood tests. As it is a genetic condition, relations can be tested for the condition.

How is haemochromatosis treated?

There are 2 main procedures that can help to reduce and remove the amount of iron in your body, and these are phlebotomy and chelation therapy. You may also be advised to avoid certain foods and reduce your alcohol intake.

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