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Hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder characterized by excessive absorption of iron from the digestive tract, leading to elevated iron levels in the body. Over time, the excess iron accumulates in vital organs like the liver, heart, and pancreas, causing damage and dysfunction. Symptoms can include fatigue, joint pain, and skin discoloration. If left untreated, hemochromatosis can result in severe complications like liver cirrhosis, heart failure, and diabetes. Diagnosis is typically through blood tests for iron levels and genetic testing. Management involves regular phlebotomy to remove excess iron from the body. Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial for preventing irreversible organ damage.