Prognosis for Hemochromatosis

If left untreated, hemochromatosis has a poor prognosis. The condition can cause organ damage (e.g., liver failure, heart failure), liver cancer, and diabetes.

In many cases, patients who receive treatment before liver damage occurs have a normal life expectancy.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 28 Feb 2008

Last Modified: 18 Sep 2015