Definitions for "Hemochromatosis"
an inherited disorder affecting 1.25 million Americans that causes the body to store excess iron.
A disorder of iron metabolism characterized by excessive absorption of ingested iron, saturation of iron-binding protein, and deposition of hemosiderin in tissue, particularly in the liver, pancreas, and skin; cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes (bronze diabetes), bronze pigmentation of the skin, and eventual heart failure may occur.[close window
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The Condition"...However, the belief that premenopausal women cannot develop symptomatic or even life-threatening HHC is a misconception..."
Relationship to Congestive Heart Failure" Congestive heart failure occurs in about 7% of symptomatic patients with hemochromatosis..."
The Condition"...Hypogonadism is common in both sexes and can lead to loss of libido, impotence, amenorrhea, testicular atrophy, and loss of body hair..."