This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
|Abnormal glucose tolerance||0001952|
Abnormal absence of menstruation
Abnormal heart rate
Heart rhythm disorders
Irregular heart beat
Irregular heartbeat[ more ]
Absent sperm in semen
Increased heart size[ more ]
|Congestive heart failure||
Heart failure[ more ]
|Elevated hepatic transaminases||
High liver enzymes
|Hyperpigmentation of the skin||
Patchy darkened skin
Difficulty getting a full erection
Difficulty getting an erection
Erectile dysfunction[ more ]
|Increased serum ferritin||
Elevated serum ferritin
High ferritin level
Increased serum ferritin level[ more ]
|Increased serum iron||0003452|
Increased spleen size
These genes give the body instructions to make
Acquired hemochromatosis (or secondary hemochromatosis) is usually due to other blood-related disorders, such as thalassemia or certain anemias, or having many blood transfusions. Sometimes it occurs as a result of long-term alcoholism or other health conditions.
The resources below provide information about treatment options for this condition. If you have questions about which treatment is right for you, talk to your healthcare professional.
Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
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Is hemochromatosis related to lupus? See answer
Do both parents have to carry the gene in order for a child to get hemochromatosis? See answer
Is it safe for people with hemochromatosis to run a marathon? See answer
Is moderate alcohol consumption harmful for individuals with hemochromatosis? What might cause ferritin levels to increase despite a low-iron diet? See answer