Hemochromatosis is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Also known as bronze diabetes and hereditary hemochromatosis.
Early symptoms of hereditary hemochromatosis arenonspecific and may include fatigue, joint pain,abdominal pain, and loss of sex drive. Later signs and symptoms can include arthritis, liver disease, diabetes, heart abnormalities, and skin discoloration.
- Anemia, which occurs when your body doesn't make enough red blood cells.
- Chronic liver disease, which often results from hepatitis c infection or alcoholism.
- Frequent blood transfusions.
- Kidney dialysis.