WHAT IS HEPCIDIN?

Hemochromatosis was for many years thought to be a rare genetic disorder. But today we know that it results from the inheritance of an abnormal recessive gene from each parent. One in every 150 to 250 white people is affected, research shows. It’s less common among blacks and practically nonexistent among Asians. The disease rarely... Continue Reading →

HEMOCHROMATOSIS (from Medline)

Hemochromatosis is a condition in which there is too much iron in the body. It is also called iron overload.CausesHemochromatosis may be a genetic disorder passed down through families.β€’ People with this type absorb too much iron through their digestive tract. Iron builds up in the body. The liver, heart, and pancreas are common organs... Continue Reading →

WHAT IS HEREDITARY HEMOCHROMATOSIS?

Hereditary hemochromatosis is a disorder that causes the body to absorb too much iron 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... Continue Reading →

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