What is Hemochromatosis?
Individuals with hemochromatosis absorb and store too much dietary iron in their body. The excess iron builds up in the organs, eventually leading to organ damage.Learn more »
What are the symptoms?
Early symptoms may include:
How is it detected?
DNA testing can confirm a diagnosis and can help identify family members who are at risk.Learn more »
How is it treated?
Hemochromatosis is easily treatable if diagnosed early and treated before organ damage has occured. Treatment involves ridding the body of excess iron through phlebotomy.
When hemochromatosis is diagnosed early and treated before organs are damaged, a person can live a normal life expectancy.Learn more »