If your child suffers from natural bruising, bleeding for a long time, or unexplained nosebleeds, pain in the joints, or blood in the urine or stool, you must do so, sit up, and acknowledge immediately.
It is appropriate to educate expectant young parents about the possibility of the birth of a hemophilic child, its challenges and its willingness. Hemophilia is a condition that has been acquired at birth and is more common in children with familial hemophilia. But even without a family history, it is possible to get children with this dangerous blood clotting disorder. Almost a third of hemophilia-born children have no family history of this disorder. Although treatment and management options have increased significantly over the past two decades, awareness of the genetic disorder remains low.
In hemophilia, the person suffers from a lack of coagulation factor, a protein that is required for normal blood clotting. As a result, the patient suffers from persistent bleeding. In the case of accidents or injuries this can become a life-threatening condition. More dangerous is the possibility of internal bleeding. Sometimes it can even lead to joint bleeding, causing pain and discomfort.
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Dr Satish Koul, Internal Medicine, Columbia Asia Hospital, says: "Until 2-3 decades ago, the prognosis of hemophilia patients was poor. Due to the lack of efficient blood testing mechanisms, there was also a risk of blood transfusions. The treatment now allows the child to lead a normal life. Parents should know about hemophilia and know the signs and symptoms of their children. The diagnosis and timely treatment with caution may allow the child normal, unhindered growth.
Nowadays, it is possible to determine if you are a hemophilia carrier even before you are pregnant with medical genes. It is also possible to check whether the fetus is affected by haemophilia. Knowing that your child is suffering from hemophilia can help prepare you for the challenges.
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Dr Verinder Anand, a specialist in internal medicine at Moolchand Medcity, says, "The primary treatment is to inject the missing coagulation factor into the bloodstream. It may be required regularly or only if bleeding occurs. Replacement therapy is also an important method for the treatment of hemophilia. This is done by replacing the missing or limited coagulation factor. The treatment includes preventive or prophylactic therapy, which is given on a regular basis.
Treatment of hemophilia
Dr. Koul gives parents some tips on how to treat hemophilia in their children:
Medicines to Promote Blood Clots and Healing: Some medications: In case of injury, oral and topical medications are administered and applied to coagulation To reduce and promote healing and promote good health and reduces the risk of joint damage due to internal bleeding. Internal bleeding can lead to blood clots. Patients should not play cricket, football or hockey, as even minor injuries can cause excessive bleeding and blood clots in the body. Activities like wrestling, boxing are a strict requirement.
Good dental hygiene: People with hemophilia have to protect themselves strictly from tooth problems, because a tooth extraction can lead to heavy bleeding. You do not want to be killed by a tooth extraction.
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Written by Vani Malik
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff July 31, 2019