Digestive System Channel
Related Channels

Symptoms of Hemochromatosis


Hemochromatosis often goes undiagnosed and untreated. It is considered rare, and doctors may not think to test for it. The initial symptoms can be diverse and vague and can mimic the symptoms of many other diseases. In addition, doctors may focus on the conditions caused by hemochromatosis -- for example, arthritis, liver disease, heart disease, or diabetes -- rather than on the underlying iron overload. However, if the iron overload caused by hemochromatosis is diagnosed and treated before organ damage has occurred, a person can generally live a normal, healthy life.

Hemochromatosis Disease

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.