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Haemochromatosis is an inherited disorder where the iron in the food you consume, is absorbed into your body over and above your needs. It is then stored in the organs of the body. Haemochromatosis is caused by an abnormal gene.  Click here for more information on Haemochromatosis

The most effective treatment for removing the stored iron is to remove about 500mls of blood (venesection) at regular intervals .   The frequency of this depends on your ferritin levels and will be decided by your consultant.

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