UNDERSTANDING

HEMOCHROMATOSIS, THE LEADING CAUSE OF IRON OVERLOAD DISEASE. 

It’s real. It’s very common. It’s genetic.

RECEIVING A DIAGNOSIS

Know the tests that can determine if you or a loved one has Hemochromatosis.

GETTING TREATMENT

Iron reduction can be achieved with blood donation, phlebotomy, and in some cases iron chelation therapy.

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HEMOCHROMATOSIS A GENETIC DISORDER

Hemochromatosis is an iron disorder in which the body simply loads too much iron. This action is genetic and the excess iron, if left untreated, can damage joints, organs, and eventually be fatal.

There are several types of hemochromatosis. Type 1, also called Classic Hemochromatosis (HHC), is a leading cause of iron overload disease. People with HHC (too much iron) absorb extra amounts of iron from the daily diet. The human body cannot rid itself of extra iron. Over time, these excesses build up in major organs such as the heart, liver, pancreas, joints, and pituitary. If the extra iron is not removed, these organs can become diseased. Untreated hemochromatosis can be fatal.

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MORE THAN

1M

AMERICANS HAVE HEMOCHROMATOSIS.

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PATIENT STORIES

And see how Hemochromatosis affected them and their loved ones. 

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THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY & FAMILIES ACROSS THE GLOBE

Our educational materials have helped to save thousands of lives and help families gain more knowledge about Hemochromatosis.

INFORMATION FOR

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

Do you have a patient with Hemochromatosis and need to better understand diagnosis and treatment? Download our Physician-Reviewed reference chart below to learn more. 

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