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Were you looking for information about Hemochromatosis? Hemachromotosis is a common misspelling of hemochromatosis.
Hemochromatosis occurs when the intestines absorb more iron than necessary for the human body to function properly. Because the body has no natural way to rid itself of the excess iron, this excess iron is deposited in the cells of the liver, heart, pancreas, joints, and pituitary gland. These high iron levels can cause serious damage to these organs, possibly causing cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes, or heart disease. Treatment for hemochromatosis typically involves removing a pint of blood once or twice a week for several months or longer.
(For more information, click Hemochromatosis. This article offers an overview of how this medical condition is diagnosed and information on the prognosis for the condition. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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