Hemochromatosis

Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH)¬†is a genetic disorder that causes the body to absorb too much iron (Fe) from the diet. The excess iron is stored in the body’s tissues and organs, particularly the skin, heart, liver, pancreas, and joints. Because humans cannot increase the excretion of iron, excess iron can overload and eventually damage tissues and organs. For this reason,¬†hereditary hemochromatosis […]

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