Hemophilia

Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a disorder in which your blood doesn’t clot. This is due to a lack of proteins in the blood clot. If a person has this hemophilia they may bleed for a longer time than expected.

A small injury may bleed but it is not the concern. The concern is the bleeding inside of your body, especially in knees, elbows, and ankles. It can damage the tissues and organs, and it may fatal or can be life-threatening. The treatment for this kind of disorder is only to replace the reduced clotting factor.

Signs / Symptoms      

The symptoms will make you think if you have this kind of disease. Read carefully to help you cure this kind of disease:

  • Mixed blood in your urine or stool
  • Many large or deep bruises
  • In infants, unexplained irritability
  • Unstoppable bleeding from injuries
  • Unstoppable bleeding after surgery or dental work
  • Unusual bleeding after a vaccine
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Tightness in your joints
  • Unknown nosebleed cause

RISK FACTORS

When your wound bleed, a series of reactions takes place in the body. It helps to create blood clots. The coagulation cascade is a process in your body in which normally stops bleeding. Blood platelets merge at the wound site to form a clot. The clotting factors in our body work as one to form enough plug in the wound.

One example of a coagulation factor is Factor VIII (eight).

Factor VIII (eight) is one coagulation factor. The result of the body not making enough factor VIII is Hemophilia A.

This Hemophilia A is caused by an inherited X-linked recessive trait. It is located on Chromosome X with some gene defects. Female gender has two duplicate of the X chromosome but males only have one X chromosome.

All children with hemophilia will carry some gene defects. Risk factors for hemophilia A include:

  • Having a Family history of the disease
  • Being male/Male gender

DIAGNOSIS

Diagnosis will help you cure the disease by doing screening tests and clotting tests. Screening tests are procedures that tell if the blood is clotting. This factor shows tests or allowed to diagnose a disorder of bleeding. This kind of tests shows about what is the type of your disease. It may also know its severity.

PREVENTION

There is no strategies have been identified to prevent this kind of condition. However, bleeding episode and some simple complications can prevent.

TREATMENT

The following are the treatments for the disease. It may help to cure your condition:

  • Desmopressin (DDAVP)
  • Having a Physical therapy
  • Fibrin Sealants
  • Minor cuts first aid
  • Vaccinations/injections
  • Clot preserving medication