Feeling worn out? You could have iron overload

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Feeling a bit tired and worn out? Vague symptoms like these are common in iron deficiency and anaemia. But before you reach for the iron supplements or chow down on steak, these symptoms are common in another condition related to iron. This time the trouble is too much iron, not too little, because of the iron overload disorder called haemochromatosis. What is haemochromatosis? Haemochromatosis is the most common iron storage disease in Australia, the US and most European countries and occurs in about one person in 200. It is rare in people of Asian descent. It is a recessive genetic…
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