Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 17 is World Hemophilia Day. How much do you know about Hemophilia?

Hemophilia is a group of genetic disorders where blood does not clot normally when a blood vessel is broken. 

There are 3 types of hemophilia, Hemophilia A is caused by lack of clotting factor VIII (8), Hemophilia B is caused by lack of clotting factor IX (9) and Hemophilia C is caused by lack of clotting factor XI (11).

You may experience signs and symptoms of spontaneous bleeding which are deep and large bruises, joint pain and swelling due to internal bleeding, nosebleeds, and blood in urine or stool.

Whereas emergency signs and symptoms of hemophilia are sudden pain, swelling and warmth of large joints such as knees, elbows, hips and shoulders, and headache, repeated vomiting, extreme fatigue, neck pain and double vision, which may indicate bleeding into the brain. 

For coping and support with hemophiliacs, have regular check-ups and vaccinations, regular dental care, know the signs and symptoms of spontaneous and emergency bleeds and tell your health care provider about you having hemophilia.

If you have young children with hemophilia, protect toddlers with knee pads, elbow pads, and protective helmets protect your child from falls and keep out of reach furniture with sharp corners and sharp objects that might cause bleeding and harm. 

For more inquiries about Hemophilia, please contact +603-79601211 or write to us at care@cliqueclinic.com

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