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Hemochromatosis is an inherited metabolic disorder that causes the body to absorb too much iron.
The key to managing hemochromatosis is regulating iron levels.
The first step in treatment for hemochromatosis is to rid the body of excess iron.
Diagnosis is made after a thorough patient history, physical examination, and routine blood tests.
Early diagnosis can prevent serious organ damage from hemochromatosis and from associated illnesses.
A number of diagnostic tests are used to confirm the presence of GERD.
Since GERD is generally a chronic condition, often some form of treatment must continue indefinitely.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs in approximately 20% of the population in the U.S.
The most common symptoms of GERD are pain in the chest and the regurgitation of bitter liquid.
The fewer and less severe the symptoms, the less likely GERD is to lead to serious complications.