Hereditary hemochromatosis

February 1, 2023

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Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is an inherited genetic disorder that causes the body to absorb and store too much iron, leading to iron overload. This can damage the organs and tissues, leading to serious health problems. The most commonly affected organs are the liver, heart, and pancreas, but other organs, such as the joints, skin, and endocrine glands, may also be affected. Symptoms of HH may include joint pain, fatigue, weakness, abdominal pain, and skin darkening. The diagnosis of HH is usually made through a combination of genetic testing, medical history, and physical exam. Treatment involves regular phlebotomy (removal of blood) to reduce iron levels, as well as dietary changes to limit iron intake. In some cases, iron-chelating medication may also be recommended. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent or delay the development of organ damage.

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