Haemochromatosis causes the body to absorb too much iron, leading to organ damage. Blood tests will diagnose it, and treatments are available.
Foods high in iron
The best source of iron is animal-based foods like meat and eggs (called 'haem iron'), but many plant-based foods are also rich in (non-haem) iron.
What is a haematologist?
A haematologist is a specialist doctor who treats conditions that affect the blood – such as leukaemia and haemophilia – and the organs that make the blood.
Iron studies are blood tests that look at how much iron is in your blood and other cells. Too little or too much iron can cause problems.
Cirrhosis of the liver
Cirrhosis is permanent scarring of the liver caused by a range of liver diseases and conditions. Find out more about what it is, its symptoms and treatment options.
Fatty liver is common, particularly in people with diabetes and who are overweight. Although it might not cause any symptoms, it can lead to significant health problems. Making changes to your lifestyle is key to preventing and improving the condition.
Blood and blood vessels
Blood flowing through the blood vessels carries oxygen, nutrients and waste around the body. Find out the components of blood.
Liver cancer is one of the top 10 causes of cancer deaths in Australia. Learn more here about liver cancer and the different types and treatments.