Hemochromatosis Research Paper

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What causes iron overload?

You may be asking yourself, what exactly causes hemochromatosis?
The main reason that causes hereditary hemochromatosis is when a person inherits two mutated copies of the HFE gene from each parent.

Both genders have the same chance of inheriting the gene
Not everyone with the HFE gene develops the disease

Summary and Conclusion

If your body cannot maintain a healthy and regular amount of iron, you are in risk of Hemochromatosis aka Iron Storage Disease. The condition can be caught early and it is best to take action as quickly as possible. You might have inherited two mutated copies of the HFE gene from each of your parent, but it is also possible that the disease has not developed.
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If so, then yes— too much of anything is bad! When it comes to your body, everything must have a balance. In this case, having too much iron can be serious and fatal.

Mandy Lee, 1st Period Biology

Preventing Hemochromatosis

It is best to have an early diagnosis and treatment

If the early symptoms listed below apply to you, such as:
Fatigue
Weakness
Weight loss
Abdominal pain
Joint pain

As the condition may worsen, you may

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