Hereditary Hemochromatosis

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Hereditary Hemochromatosis

Kimberly Taranowski describes her experience with hemochromatosis.

- A genetic disease most common in Caucasians and men that causes your body to absorb too much iron from the food you eat - Excess iron is stored in the organs, most often the heart, liver, and panceas where the iron often poisons these organs

HereditaryHemochromatosis

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Symptoms!

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Has abnormal effects on the skin

Right: Hand of normal personLeft: Hand of infected person

Caused by a muation in a gene call the HFE that cotrols the amount of iron your body absorbs. There are 2 common mutations (C282Y and H63D) One of these mutations is found in 85% of people who have hemocromatosis


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