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Signs and Symptoms

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, not everyone who has hemochromatosis will have signs and symptoms, and though estimates vary, as many as half of those with the disease may not have any initial symptoms. Signs and symptoms tend to emerge and increase in severity over a long period of time and can be similar to those of other conditions.

Typically, men will not become symptomatic until they are 30-50 years old. Most women with hemochromatosis will not experience symptoms until several years after their period stops due to menopause (around age 50).

Signs and symptoms will vary from person to person and may include:

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