What is the outlook for people with hereditary hemochromatosis?
Hemochromatosis is a lifelong but very treatable disease. When it is diagnosed early and treatment begins before organ damage has started, a person can live a normal, healthy life without complications.
The outlook for those who already have organ damage depends on how much damage there is. In some cases, organ damage can be stopped and even reversed if it is caught in its early stages. In other cases, such as cirrhosis, damage is permanent and the risk of organ failure remains.