Q. Is there a negative impact from taking an iron supplement each day?
One must be careful of iron overload which can affect the heart and liver primarily.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), these individuals have a gene mutation that can cause iron overload, which can lead to hemochromatosis — a disorder that can result in organ damage due to significant and excessive absorption and storage of iron. People of European descent are most likely to be in this risk group.
- Weight loss
- Joint pain
- Abdominal pain
Although this condition can be life threatening it only affects a small population. One should consult a physician to determine this illness.