What is hemochromatosis?
Hemochromatosis is a condition that causes your body to absorb and store too much iron. When your body has too much iron, it’s called “iron overload.” Iron overload can damage your tissues and organs, especially your liver, heart and pancreas.
Recognition and Management of Hereditary Hemochromatosis by DJ Brandhagen, VF Fairbanks, W Baldus (American Family Physician March 01, 2002, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020301/853.html)
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