Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload) (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
When a person is diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis, they are advised to see their physician routinely for management of the associated conditions and general care and treatment. Many types of physicians may be involved in the treating patients with this condition. Internal medicine doctors (internists), endocrinologists, cardiologists, and gastroenterologists are some of the common specialists who treat patients with hemochromatosis.
Genetic specialists may also play an important role in counseling and testing of the patient and their family members. Because of the hereditary nature of hemochromatosis, screening of the first degree relatives of these patients is strongly recommended, and its importance cannot be overemphasized.
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