Are you or a family member newly diagnosed with genetic haemochromatosis? We are here to help.

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We provide support & advice to people with genetic haemochromatosis in the UK. We aim to support our members to manage their condition and to promote better medical understanding of the condition, working in co-operation with leading clinicians.

By joining as a member, you get access to a range of additional resources and support for your condition. You'll also be joining a vibrant, supportive, engaged community of people affected by genetic haemochromatosis. Together, we're stronger.

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Learn about common symptoms

Excess iron is toxic and can affect many parts of the body. Many symptoms do improve with treatment.

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Learn about treatment

Treatment for genetic haemochromatosis is simple and clinically effective. If you have been diagnosed, it's important that you undergo treatment, to reduce the risk of clinical complications (and even death).

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Learn about the family implications

Genetic haemochromatosis runs in families, as it is inherited. If you are diagnosed with the condition, it's important to tell close family members so they can also be tested.

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Ask a question

When newly diagnosed, it may feel like you are the only person going through genetic haemochromatosis. We've collated some of the most commonly asked questions, best advice and information in our readily searchable frequently asked questions archive.

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Talk to your friends and family about the condition

Genetic haemochromatosis is inherited. So it's important to talk to your family about the condition, so they can be screened for iron overload.

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Contact our helplines

Our helplines are available on weekdays with friendly, practical advice and support. You can contact us by phone or email.


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We are active on Youtube, Twitter and Facebook - follow us for regular advice & news.

Share experiences with our Facebook Support Group

Our Facebook Support Group provides friendly understanding and support for anyone affected by genetic haemochromatosis. This is a public group and so we advise discretion if you decide to post messages to the group.

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