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17 Treatments for Hemochromatosis

Overview

Hemochromatosis causes a build-up of iron. This can cause serious health problems, since your body does not have a way to get rid of the excess iron. According to the Mayo Clinic, on an average, people absorb around 10 percent of the iron con[read article]

Tests for Hemochromatosis

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As its name suggests, a serum iron test measures how much iron is in your serum. Serum is the liquid that is left over from your blood plasma when the red blood cel...  More
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Total iron binding capacity (TIBC) is a blood test that measures iron levels in the blood. The test helps measure the ability of a protein called transferrin to car...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Molecular Diagnostic Testing
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Your body relies on iron to carry oxygen to its cells. Without enough iron, your cells can starve for oxygen, causing a number of unpleasant symptoms. Too much iron...  More
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Total iron binding capacity (TIBC) is a blood test that measures iron levels in the blood. The test helps measure the ability of a protein called transferrin to car...  More
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MRI of Liver
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A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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A biopsy of the liver is a medical procedure in which a small amount of liver tissue is surgically removed so it can be tested in a laboratory. Liver biopsies are u...  More
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Proteins circulate throughout your blood to help your body maintain fluid balance. Albumin is produced in the liver, and is one of the most abundant proteins in you...  More
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An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test measures the level of ALT enzyme in your blood. ALT is an enzyme produced by liver cells. It helps the body metabolize protei...  More
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Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme found in various parts of the body. The highest concentrations are found in muscle, heart, and liver. A small amount o...  More
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Medical Procedures for Hemochromatosis

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Bloodletting
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Prescribed Medications for Hemochromatosis

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DEFEROXAMINE (dee fer OX a meen) helps to remove excess iron from the body. This may be necessary in patients who have received multiple blood transfusions and peop...  More
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