Iron Overload

About- Iron overload also called, hemochromatosis, hemochromatosis, Celtic curse, Irish illness, British gene, Scottish sickness, and bronzing diabetes characterized by excess iron to store in organs, especially liver, heart, and pancreas.
 
Symptoms-
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bronze or gray skin color
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Heart failure
  • High blood sugar
  • Impotence
  • In males, reduction in the size of the testicles
  • Irregular or absent periods
  • Joint pain
  • Liver failure
  • Low energy
  • Low libido
  • Memory loss
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Weakness
Causes-
Gene mutation is the main reason for this condition.
 
Risk factors
  • Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
  • Absence of the menstrual cycle in women
  • Arthritis
  • Bronze or gray color skin
  • Cirrhosis of liver
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diabetes
  • Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
  • Liver cancer
  • Pancreas problems
Specialists to visit
Cardiologist
Endocrinologist
Hematologist
Hepatologist

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
http://www.irondisorders.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk

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