Hereditary Hemochromatosis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • 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?


Recognition and Management of Hereditary Hemochromatosis by DJ Brandhagen, VF Fairbanks, W Baldus (American Family Physician March 01, 2002,

Written by editorial staff

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