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Hemochromatosis is treated by removing excess iron from the body to bring iron levels back down to normal.
People affected with hemochromatosis begin accumulating iron from a young age but the symptoms do not appear until later in life.
Hereditary hemochromatosis is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that affects iron metabolism. Over 85% of patients with hereditary hemochromatosis have detectable mutations in the HFE gene.