Iron overload (Hemochromatosis) is a heterogeneous group of disease resulting from inherited and acquired causes, which leads to body destruction and complication.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Iron Overload the Same as Hemochromatosis?
What Are the Warning Signs of Hemochromatosis?
- Extreme fatigue.
- Severe weight loss.
- Bronze and grayish color of skin.
- Abdominal pain.
- Joint pain and weakness.
Can Iron Overload Be Reversed?
Which Test Is Commonly Used to Diagnose Hemochromatosis?
At What Age Does Hemochromatosis Start?
What Are the Stages of Hemochromatosis?
- Increased intestinal absorption of dietary iron.
- Decreased expression of the iron-regulatory hormone hepcidin.
- Altered function of HFE (high FE2+ protein, which is an iron-regulating protein).
- Tissue injury and fibrogenesis induced by iron.
Does Hemochromatosis Affect Sleep?
What Are The Causes Of Death in Hemochromatosis?
How Does Hemochromatosis Affect the Brain?
When To Suspect Iron Overload?
How Long Does It Take To Get Rid of Iron Overload?
Can Iron Overload Cause Weight Loss?
Is Hemochromatosis Fatal if Untreated?
- Damage to the liver - liver cirrhosis.
- Brain damage - cognitive impairment and cognitive decline.
- Heart damage - irreversible cardiomyopathy and cardiogenic shock.
- Pancreatic damage (diabetes and pancreatic failure).
- Therefore, multiple organ damage can be fatal and cause sudden death
Iron Overload (Hemochromatosis)
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