What Are the Symptoms and Risk Factors of Hemochromatosis?

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I have tested positive for hwmochromatosis carrier. My only abnormal test was an elevated transferritin level. However i ha e severe joint pain abd pain and severe fatigue. Should i be worried
Hello Cindy, the fatigue and joint pain are the most common complaints of people with hemochromatosis. The way to determine a hemochromatosis carrier is a gene test, when a person has one mutated copy of HFE, he or she is called a carrier. One of the common treatments for hemochromatosis is donating blood, your doctor can do some others of course.
I have tested positive for hemocromatosis, In Aug. 2018 my BP dropped to 84/53. I am now on Midodrine 10mg x4. And Fludrocortisone .1 x2. I am still dizzy and NO is 100/60 to 100/52. Am I in heart failure.
It's not the symptom of heart failure.
Warning sign of heart failure are: short of breath, fast heart beat, persistent coughing/wheezing, edema, fatigue, nausea, confusion. If someone has several of them, congestive heart failure is possible.
I have tested positive for hwmochromatosis carrier. My only abnormal test was an elevated transferritin level. However i ha e severe joint pain abd pain and severe fatigue. Should i be worried
Hello Cindy, the fatigue and joint pain are the most common complaints of people with hemochromatosis. The way to determine a hemochromatosis carrier is a gene test, when a person has one mutated copy of HFE, he or she is called a carrier. One of the common treatments for hemochromatosis is donating blood, your doctor can do some others of course.
I have tested positive for hemocromatosis, In Aug. 2018 my BP dropped to 84/53. I am now on Midodrine 10mg x4. And Fludrocortisone .1 x2. I am still dizzy and NO is 100/60 to 100/52. Am I in heart failure.
It's not the symptom of heart failure.
Warning sign of heart failure are: short of breath, fast heart beat, persistent coughing/wheezing, edema, fatigue, nausea, confusion. If someone has several of them, congestive heart failure is possible.
Need to know SYMPTOMS of hemo.since finally diagnosis. Yet painmakes my body and mind slow down. Body pain in stomach alot is it exacerbated by hemochromatosis ??
Some people with hereditary hemochromatosis never have symptoms. Early signs and symptoms often overlap with those of other common conditions. Common symptoms include:
Joint pain
Abdominal pain
Fatigue
Weakness

Later signs and symptoms of the disease may include:
Diabetes
Loss of sex drive
Impotence
Heart failure
Liver failure

As you can see, it can cause abdominal pain by mainly involving the pancreas.
Symptoms of hemochromatosis include weakness, weariness, weight loss, change in skin color (discoloration), abdominal pain, and loss of sex drive. Hemochromatosis often affects the liver, pancreas, joints, skin, heart, testicles, and the thyroid gland. Symptoms that may result from these organs being affected include liver disease, diabetes mellitus, joint pain and arthritis, heart failure or heart rhythm disturbances, impotence (erectile dysfunction), or hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of hemochromatosis include weakness, weariness, weight loss, change in skin color (discoloration), abdominal pain, and loss of sex drive. Hemochromatosis often affects the liver, pancreas, joints, skin, heart, testicles, and the thyroid gland. Symptoms that may result from these organs being affected include liver disease, diabetes mellitus, joint pain and arthritis, heart failure or heart rhythm disturbances, impotence (erectile dysfunction), or hypothyroidism.

If you have serious abdomen pain, gastroscopy is recommended.
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