Hemochromatosis is a condition causing excessive absorption of iron from the food consumed leading to excess build up iron in major organs of the body.
- Joint pain or arthritis
- Chronic fatigue
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of sex drive
- Liver problems like cirrhosis, enlargement, cancer
- Heart problems like heart failure, or irregular heart beats
- Skin pigmentation
- Early menopause
- Phlebotomy to remove blood as in blood donation, regularly for a particular period of time to bring down the iron levels
- Dietary changes
- Treatment of any organ damage due to hemochromatosis
There is no way to prevent hemochromatosis.