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Nutritional and Dietary Recommendations for a Patient with Hemochromatosis

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Therapeutic phlebotomy is the primary modality for reducing iron overload in a patient with hemochromatosis. The patient needs to reduce iron intake and absorption to maintain the benefits of this treatment. In addition, the patient needs to take steps to limit dietary factors that may damage the liver or other organs.

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