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Undiagnosed Hemochromatosis Will Kill You

Aug 17, 2007
Iron is something that is important to the overall functioning of the body. Iron works with the red blood cells in order to deliver the proper amount of oxygen that is required for normal functioning in the body. Iron is a necessity to the human body. It is necessary to have iron in the body so that the rest of your body can receive the oxygen that is necessary. You cannot live without iron in your body. In this article, we will review the deadly side of iron.

It has recently been found that if there is too much or too little iron in the body it can prove to be very damaging and even fatal. If you have too little iron, your body lacks the oxygen that is required to live. If you have too much iron in your body, it can interfere with the normal functioning of important organs in the body like the liver and heart.

Additionally, too much iron can cause damage to the joints in the body. Having too much iron in the body can also lead to certain types of cancers.

If a person has too little iron in their body, this is often referred to as anemia. If a person has too much iron in their body this is often referred to as hemochromatosis. Both of these conditions can be very harmful to the body and can result in death.

There are many symptoms associated with an abundance of iron and too little iron. It is important to understand that you cannot simply diagnose yourself. If you suspect that you have too little iron or too much iron, you should discuss your concerns with your doctor.

The doctor will be able to perform a complete blood test and various other types of testing to determine if you have an issue. Once it has been confirmed that you have an issue with the iron in your body, the doctor will assign a treatment that is specifically for you.

If you have an issue with too much iron in your blood, you may experience the following symptoms: * You may experience mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety if there is too much iron in the blood.

* You may encounter an irregular heartbeat if you have too much iron present in the body. * Your sex drive may be affected if you have an abundance of iron. * You may encounter joint pain that is associated with arthritis and other inflammatory diseases of the joints due to a high level of iron.

* You may start to have difficulties with certain organs, or may experience organ failure if the iron level in your body is too high. * Women may start to experience hormonal issues, like going into early menopause if the iron levels in the body are excessive.

If you start to experience any of the above symptoms and you feel that iron may be possibly to blame, you should consult your doctor immediately. If excess iron is found in time, treatments can be successful.
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