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What is the name of the condition where your iron level is

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What is the name of the condition where your iron level is extremey high i.e. 913, apparently its a genetic disorder of Italian and Greek ancestry
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
this is called Hemochromatosis - and here is a good site for you to visit:
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hemochromatosis-topic-overview
I hope this helps, please click on ACCEPT, thank you
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Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
So, you just got diagnosed with this age 70?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I was adopted at birth, have tried to get my birth records but apparently they were all destroyed in a flood ,I'm sceptical about this as adoption was treated so secretely, we the adopted child have NO rights so God knows what my ancestry was!

QUESTION:-

Would it be advisable for my 3 children along with their kids to be tested for this?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Do my children and grandchildren need to be tested for this?
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
I would recommend testing...
Take care
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank You. You have set my mind at ease and I'll advise my family accordingly.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Thank you