Hereditary Hemochromatosis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • My mother had hereditary hemochromatosis. Am I at risk?
  • I take an iron supplement every day. Am I at risk of hereditary hemochromatosis?
  • What can I do to help treat hereditary hemochromatosis?
  • Can I pass hereditary hemochromatosis down to my children?
  • What are the risk and benefits of genetic testing?

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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)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 04/03

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