Hemochromatosis makes your body absorb a lot of iron from the food you consume. Iron is stored inside your organs such as your pancreas, heart and liver. Too much iron content in your body can cause a lot of fatal liver disease, diabetes and heart problems. Hemochromatosis is usually inherited, the signs are usually more predominant during midlife. Hemochromatosis is treated by removing blood from your body, a lot of the body’s iron content is present in the red blood cells. This treatment reduces the iron levels.
Hemochromatosis is caused due to a mutation in the gene which controls the iron content in your body. Hereditary Hemochromatosis is usually passed from parents to children. Ways in which you can inherit hereditary Hemochromatosis are:
If Hemochromatosis is not treated on time, it can give rise to liver cirrhosis, pancreas problems, heart problems, reproductive problems and changes in skin color.