Hereditary Hemochromatosis

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HFE hereditary hemochromatosis is an inherited genetic disorder of iron metabolism. Your body absorbs and retains too much iron. Excess iron in the body leads to deposition in organs including the liver, heart and pancreas which can lead to life-threatening conditions such as cirrhosis, liver cancer, heart failure and diabetes. It can also deposit in other areas of the body leading to other medical problems and symptoms. Early identification and management of this disease is crucial in avoiding progression of disease as well as its complications.

By: New York Gastroenteroloy

Reviewed by: Jennifer Leong, MD

Published: Aug 9th, 2022

Last Reviewed: Aug 9th, 2022

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