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Osteoarthritis Risk Factor – Hemochromatosis

May 27, 2011
Risk Factor - Hemochromatosis

Risk Factor - Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis is a disorder where the body absorbs too much iron from the gastrointestinal tract.  It occurs when too much iron builds up in the body.  This is a genetic condition that is usually inherited.

Having too much iron in the blood can damage cartilage and the ability of joints to repair themselves.  Hemochromatosis is a risk factor for developing knee osteoarthritis.



One Response to “Osteoarthritis Risk Factor – Hemochromatosis”

  1. Corndog Spam says:

    Just browsing on Yahoo. Thanks for the info.

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