Types of Iron Disorders
An iron disorder is any condition of Iron-Out-of-Balance™, which is too much or too little iron for the body to function normally. People with iron disorders can have many vague symptoms or health issues including any one or combination of the following: fatigue, joint pain, bone or joint disease (osteoarthritis, osteoporosis), shortness of breath, irregular heart beat, liver trouble, diabetes, infertility, impotence, depression, mood or mental disorders, poor cognitive skills or neurodegenerative diseases.
Some iron disorders are fairly straightforward and simple to detect or manage. Others are more complex involving multiple iron disorders, disease or other factors that create challenges or barriers to good health.
Iron Disorders Institute addresses the issue of Iron-Out-of-Balance™ and how to manage or correct these unhealthy iron levels. The IDI features four key areas of iron disorders. These include hereditary hemochromatosis, iron deficiency anemia, anemia of chronic disease (or inflammatory response) and iron overload with or without anemia.
Several specific diseases are mentioned on our site and in our materials, because Iron-Out-of-Balance™ is a risk factor for these diseases or a complication in the treatment of these diseases.
Choose a specific iron disorder from the toolbar or visit our IRON LIBRARY for articles, fact sheets, patient starter kits, helpful record keeping forms and other resources.