What is hemochromatosis?

Primary hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder that is characterized by excessive iron accumulation that results in damage to tissues. It can lead to liver disorders, diabetes, and heart disease. Secondary hemochromatosis may be related to excess iron intake, anemia, alcoholism, and other disorders.

How do members experience hemochromatosis?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with hemochromatosis*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for hemochromatosis*

*Data from patients with hemochromatosis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with hemochromatosis*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
hemochromatosis (2)

*Data from patients with hemochromatosis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has hemochromatosis on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 9
30s 26
40s 75
50s 114
60s 116
70+ 57

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 149
Female 249