Haemochromatosis is an iron overload disorder. It is a genetic condition that causes people to absorb excessive amounts of dietary iron.
The iron becomes deposited in the various organs, mainly the liver, pancreas, heart and joints as the body has no way of disposing of the excess iron. Symptoms can include chronic fatigue, abdominal pain, impotence and arthritis. Haemochromatosis is generally diagnosed on the results of a blood test. Treatment is by the removal of blood, known as a venesection or phlebotomy therapy. Once initial treatment has been completed, iron levels should return to normal and should continue to be monitored on a regular basis.
What information should my client provide?
Your customer should complete the Anaemia, blood conditions, haemochromatosis fast-track questionnaire
Hereditary Haemochromatosis is Ireland’s most common inherited disease.
Ireland has the highest reported prevalence of hereditary haemochromatosis in the world.
Men are more likely than women to be diagnosed with hereditary haemochromatosis at a younger age.
Likely Underwriting Acceptance:
|Serious Illness Cover
|Controlled normal bloods, no complications
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