You know too little iron can be bad for your health. But did you know that too much iron can also be bad for you?
Iron overload may lead to serious medical problems including diabetes, liver cancer and cirrhosis, heart failure and osteoarthritis. The good news is that it is easily treated if detected early and is no barrier to a normal, healthy life.
If you know that someone in your family has haemochromatosis, or you have been feeling tired and aching for an extended period, talk to your GP about haemochromatosis.
During Haemochromatosis Awareness week there will be many activities designed to raise awareness of haemochromatosis and improve the rate of early diagnosis to prevent much ill-health. For more information, visit www.haemochromatosis.org.au/haw.