Haemochromatosis is an inherited disorder in which iron levels in the body slowly build up over many years

Symptoms include:

  • Chronic fatigue, weakness, lethargy

  • Abdominal pain; sometimes in the stomach region or the upper right hand side, sometimes diffuseArthritis; may affect any joint but particularly common in the knuckle and first joint of the first two fingers

  • Diabetes (late onset type)

  • Liver disorders; abnormal liver function tests, enlarged liver, cirrhosis
  • Sexual disorders; loss of sex drive, impotence in men, absent or scanty menstrual periods and early menopause in women, decrease in body hair
  • Cardiomyopathy; disease of the heart muscle (not to be confused with disease of the arteries of the heart)
  • Neurological/psychiatric disorders; impaired memory, mood swings, irritability, depression
  • Bronzing of the skin, or a permanent tan

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About Hemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis is an inherited disorder in which iron levels in the body slowly build up over many years

Symptoms include:

  • Chronic fatigue, weakness, lethargy

  • Abdominal pain; sometimes in the stomach region or the upper right hand side, sometimes diffuseArthritis; may affect any joint but particularly common in the knuckle and first joint of the first two fingers

  • Diabetes (late onset type)

  • Liver disorders; abnormal liver function tests, enlarged liver, cirrhosis
  • Sexual disorders; loss of sex drive, impotence in men, absent or scanty menstrual periods and early menopause in women, decrease in body hair
  • Cardiomyopathy; disease of the heart muscle (not to be confused with disease of the arteries of the heart)
  • Neurological/psychiatric disorders; impaired memory, mood swings, irritability, depression
  • Bronzing of the skin, or a permanent tan

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Hemochromatosis - Resources

* CDC on hemochromatosis

* IRON DISORDERS INSTITUTE (their magazine is highly recommended!)

* The Haemochromatosis Society UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern
Ireland
)

* CANADIAN Hemochromatosis Society

INSTITUT QUEBECOIS DE L'HEMOCHROMATOSE

* DUTCH hemochromatose vereniging

* Irish Haemochromatosis Society

* Brazilian information on hemochromatosis

* Norsk Hemokromatoseforbund

* DEUTSCHE Haemochromatose Selbsthilfe Gruppe

Haemochromatose: Dr. Sven Gehrke: Universitat HEIDELBERG

Deutsches Haemochromatose Discussionsforum

Zwitserland!

* Association Hemochromatose Foundation FRANCEtheir other pageThird page

French page from Switserland

* Haemochromatosis Society AUSTRALIA (HSA)

* New Zealand Haemochromatosis Support Awareness Group

* BELGIUM homepage Belgen kunnen ook lid worden van de Nederlandse Hemochromatose Vereniging!

* Deutsche/English/Francais information(en) uber/about/par Haemochromatose BERN

* Haemochromatosis Society of South Africa

* SPANISH Hemochromatosis Organisation

* American Hemochromatosis Society

* Iron Overload Disease organisation (IOD)

* Hemochromatosis foundation AMERICA

ITALY
* Italian article on hemochromatosis with adresses!
* Allso search Haematologica.it for hemochromatosis (doctors)
* Frequency and biochemical expression of HFE in Italy (2001)

DENMARK
* Medline: Hemochromatosis and Denmark

FINLAND
* Gastrolab--> go to hemochromatoosi

SWEDEN * Gastrolab--> go to hemosideros
* Medline: Hemochromatosis and Sweden

CZECHIA, CZECH REPUBLIC
* Czech articles on Medline: hemochromatosis

Poland
* Polish articles on Medline: hemochromatosis

Mexico
* Mexican articles on Medline: hemochromatosis full mex article (PDF)

Argentina
* Argentina and HFE article Medline: Hemochromatosis and Argentina


PRIVATE AND OTHER PAGES

* Hemochromatosis Information Society

* Workplace screening project on Haemochromatosis in Australia

* Australian Iron Status Advisory Panel

* Your Genes Your Health info on hemochromatosis

* Many Hemochromatosis links

* Perfect Smile Denture replacements

* CDC: Genetics and Public Health in the 21st century

* Tom and Joans page and story on hemochromatosis

* Write to OPRAH and tell her your storie, so Hemochromatosis will be on the show!!!

* Lopez-family


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