Haemophilia is an inherited blood clotting disorder. People with haemophilia have issues where their blood does not clot properly, and healing takes longer than usual. The bleeding disorder occurs because a protein that aids blood clotting is deficient in the blood plasma. Haemophilia can be categorised into two: haemophilia A and haemophilia B. Individuals with haemophilia A have low amounts of clotting factor VIII. Individuals with haemophilia B have low amounts of clotting factor IX.
Haemophilia is a genetic condition; a female with one affected X chromosome is a “carrier” of haemophilia. The bleeding disorder is common in males, but females who are carriers of the gene may also have the condition very rarely.
Haemophilia can’t be cured, but the bleeding can be controlled.
The condition’s symptoms can be put in check by replacing the missing blood clotting factor, which allows the blood to clot normally. This is usually accomplished by injecting a clotting factor concentrated into a person’s vein.
People with haemophilia may have to make certain changes to their lifestyle:
- Practising physiotherapy
- Engaging in exercises like swimming
- Meditation for pain management
- Caring for your teeth
- Protecting yourself from critical injuries
It is very important to keep track of your blood health. HOCC provides comprehensive treatment for patients with blood disorders and blood cancers. If you’re showing any symptoms, consult the team of experts at HOCC without any delay.
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