What Should You Know?
Hemochromatosis (also called iron storage disease) occurs when the body absorbs too much iron. This disease causes extra iron to gradually build up in the body’s tissues and organs. If this iron buildup is not treated, it can damage the body’s organs.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Division of Blood Disorders
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