What Are the Causes of High Iron Levels in Your Blood?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 13, 2020 6:27:05 PM ET

High iron levels in the blood are typically caused by hemochromatosis, a condition in which the body obtains excessive amounts of iron from the diet, states Healthgrades. High blood iron can result from juvenile hemochromatosis, primary hemochromatosis or secondary hemochromatosis.