Iron Overload At A Glance

(Hemosiderosis, hemochromatosis)

Adults excrete about 1 mg of iron (Fe) per day over the skin and gastrointestinal cells; Women with menstrual lose, on average, in addition 0.5-1 mg / day through the menstrual period. This iron loss is compensated by the absorption of iron from the diet; it is used only a part of the 10 to 20 mg of iron a typical American diet. The iron absorption is regulated on the basis of the body’s iron stores and is usually adapted to the needs of the body. Since there is no physiological mechanism for removing iron from the body, recorded on the need iron (or acquired by repeated transfusions) stored in the fabric:

(For iron poisoning, iron poisoning;. For idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis, Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage) adults excrete about 1 mg of iron (Fe) per day over the skin and gastrointestinal cells; Women with menstrual lose, on average, in addition 0.5-1 mg / day through the menstrual period. This iron loss is compensated by the absorption of iron from the diet; it is used only a part of the 10 to 20 mg of iron a typical American diet. The iron absorption is regulated on the basis of the body’s iron stores and is usually adapted to the needs of the body. Since there is no physiological mechanism for removing iron from the body, recorded on the need iron (or acquired by repeated transfusions) stored in the tissue: Hemosiderosis is a focal iron deposition that does not lead to tissue damage. Hemochromatosis (iron overload) is a typical systemic process, wherein the iron deposition can lead to tissue damage. Cause of iron overload can (a genetic disease of iron metabolism) or a secondary hemochromatosis be (a acquired form of the disease) is a hereditary hemochromatosis, which is caused by excessive intake or absorption of iron or repeated blood transfusions. The morbidity is mainly due to the accumulation of iron in the endocrine organs (especially the pancreas, gonads and pituitary glands), liver and heart.

Health Life Media Team

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