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Haemochromatosis Treatment

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Haemochromatosis Treatment

Early detection of the disease is of the utmost importance for the disease to be managed and organ damage is to be avoided. The first and foremost step in this treatment is to eliminate excess iron from body, which is done by a procedure called phlebotomy. In this procedure, regular, weakly removal of blood is performed. This is repeated for several weeks, along with regular monitoring of the blood ferritin level. When this level normalises, the frequency of removal of blood is reduced to 2 to 4 times a month. Alcohol avoidance and a diet limited in iron may also contribute to improvement in individual’s condition.

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