[QUOTE=“Juhniallio, post: 996362, member: 53”]Flesh out the symptoms there, Julio.
I’m fatigued but had linked it more to parenthood than a condition.
Can one develop this condition or do you just have it?
How do I know if I have a liver problem?[/QUOTE]
It doesn’t kick in usually till mid to late twenties.
You can have it for years with no idea.
Liver stuff comes late in life. The disease is genetic. If there is a high incidence of liver/kidney problems in the family history, or family history of arthritis in the hands, hip replacements and the like then it could be related. Its only since the early 90’s that doctors have started diagnosing it so lots of people have it all their lives and never find out.
Heres what their website says.
Iron builds up slowly so symptoms may not appear until age 30 or 40. These symptoms include:
Most of these symptoms can be found in other disorders but when arthritis affects the first two finger joints, it is highly suggestive of haemochromatosis.
Chronic fatigue, weakness and lethargy may be ascribed to the after effects of viral infection or to psychological causes, and abdominal pain to irritable bowel syndrome. Similarly, liver disorders may be put down to excessive alcohol intake, even in moderate drinkers.
In such cases haemochromatosis[/URL] should be considered as a diagnosis. Most individuals with [URL=‘http://www.haemochromatosis-ir.com/_haemochromatosis.html’]haemochromatosis will develop at least one or two of these symptoms, although possibly in a mild form. The need for treatment does not depend on the presence of symptoms. Anybody with this diagnosis should be treated to remove iron overload.
We are Celts as well rather than Vikings.