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Hemochromatosis Glossary

This is a snapshot of our HH Glossary

We have seen lots of questions on the support groups around some of the technical medical terms used to describe / explain GH / HH, so have put together a glossary, which might help. The full document can be found at:

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Hope you find this to be of some use and if you think of any additions / omissions / clarifications please do let me know.



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HemoGAD Glossary

Please take a look at our downloads page, we have created a glossary of terms that are often used around hemochromatosis, covering the various types, the genetic, etc. Hopefully this will provide some insights into the ‘jargon’. Please feel free to suggest any additions and we will update and re-post, as appropriate.

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10 Facts about Haemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis might not be something you’ve heard of—even though a lot of people have this health condition— but it’s a widespread type of iron storage disease that causes your body to store excess iron at dangerously high levels. Over time and if left untreated or undiagnosed, the extra iron in your body can cause damage to several vital organs. Since many of the symptoms of Haemochromatosis aren’t unique to the disease (there are several other diseases that can cause the same symptoms) it can be difficult for a doctor to recognise the cause. Although it can be difficult to diagnose, Haemochromatosis is one of the most common genetic diseases ………

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