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Hemochromatosis – Symptoms & Causes

Joint Pain

There is a close link between hemochromatosis and joint pain. People with this condition tend to have an excessive amount of iron in the body. As a result, it affects the transport of oxygen to different muscle groups and joints around the body. Without sufficient oxygen, they cannot contract, as usual, thus leading to the loss of elasticity and tone in the long run. In some cases, hemochromatosis would also make your joint tissues inflamed and painful. The symptom can be noticed clearly in those people who do a lot of physical activities. [2]