• Treatment of hereditary hemochromatosis requires phlebotomy, and the frequency is guided by serial measurements of serum ferritin levels and transferrin saturation. (aafp.org)
  • Some organ damage can be reversed when hemochromatosis is detected early and treated aggressively with phlebotomy. (umm.edu)
  • If an overload condition such as hemochromatosis (abnormal iron accumulation) was the diagnosis, then there could be a substantive discussion of the homeopathic approach of using a remedy containing iron, as opposed to the conventional approach directed at reducing iron, including therapeutic phlebotomy, chelation of iron with deferoxamine, and close monitoring of liver function and other indications of significant complications of iron overload. (wordnik.com)
  • Once diagnosed, hemochromatosis is treated by phlebotomy to rid the body of excess iron and to maintain normal iron stores. (medscape.com)
  • Phlebotomy remains the sole recommended treatment for hereditary hemochromatosis and should be undertaken in a case-specific manner. (medscape.com)
  • Therapeutic phlebotomy refers to the drawing of a unit of blood in specific cases like hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, porphyria cutanea tarda, etc., to reduce the number of red blood cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • In hemochromatosis, this entails frequent phlebotomy granulomatosis, immune suppression is required. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although diabetes can be one of many unwanted side effects of the iron overload, the rate of hemochromatosis is no higher in those with diabetes than those without. (diabetesnet.com)
  • Other signs of hereditary hemochromatosis include diabetes, a weak heart, and problems with glands or joints. (aafp.org)
  • Consumers can order from 23andMe -- a California firm whose name refers to the 23 pairs of human chromosomes -- a test that looks for DNA sequences linked to diabetes, macular degeneration of the eye and the iron-processing ailment hemochromatosis , among other diseases. (wordnik.com)
  • An autopsy found the researcher had a medical condition called hemochromatosis , which causes an excessive buildup of iron in the body, according to the CDC report. (wordnik.com)
  • Additional modifying genes or other factors (e.g. alcohol abuse) are thought to contribute to the risk of hemochromatosis in genetically susceptible individuals. (genebase.com)