What You Don't Know About Excess Iron Could Kill You
What Is Hemochromatosis?
Why Is This Disorder Often Undiagnosed or Misdiagnosed?
Who Is at Greatest Risk for Hemochromatosis?
- Chronic fatigue (the most common symptom)
- Joint pain/arthritis
- Loss of sex drive
- Abdominal pain
- Change in skin color, such as jaundice, reddish, or gray-olive
How Is Hemochromatosis Treated?
Can You Avoid the Side Effects of Hemochromatosis?
American Hemochromatosis Society http://www.americanhs.org
Iron Disorders Institute http://www.irondisorders.org
Iron Overload Diseases Association http://www.ironoverload.org
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- Review Date: 04/2013 -
- Update Date: 04/01/2013 -
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