Haemochromatosis – what it is and how it affects the hair.

Haemochromatosis is a hereditary disorder where the controlling hormone for iron absorption (hepcidin) is flawed. This causes excessive dietary iron absorption (which is not excreted) but continually deposited into the major organs: liver, spleen, heart and pancreas. The adult body ordinarily stores approximately one gram (1G) of iron as a constant reserve but this is …

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