Haemophilia Awareness

Haemophilia Awareness

What is Hemophilia?

Hemophilia is a rare disorder that prevents blood from clotting normally. The blood cells do not contain blood-clotting proteins, so they are not able to stop the bleeding. How is hemophilia transmitted? Hemophilia is usually passed down from parents to children. On the other hand, some people develop hemophilia later in life.

There are several possible causes of hemophilia:

Hemophilia is a condition in which the blood does not clot properly, due to a deficiency of the blood-clotting factor. This can lead to excessive bleeding and serious health complications. The levels of the clotting factor are insufficient. Hemophiliacs tend to bleed for longer periods and in greater quantities than those without the condition.

Hemophilia can cause:

  • Excessive bleeding within joints. ( Leads to chronic pain).
  • Unusual bleeding in the brain. ( May cause paralysis and seizures with long-term effects).
  • Internal bleeding. ( May damage major organs that could lead to death ).

There are three types of hemophilia:

This type of hemophilia is not hereditary. It is also typically associated with:


Hemophilia Inheritance

Hemophilia is a disorder that is passed down through families and most commonly affects males. It is caused by a mutation in the genes that produce proteins needed for blood clotting. People with hemophilia can have serious bleeding episodes after an injury or surgery. Each person has two sex chromosomes, one from each parent. The combination of these chromosomes determines an individual's sex. Females receive an X chromosome from each parent, one from the mother and one from the father. This means that they have two X chromosomes, which is different from males who only have one X chromosome (and one Y chromosome). Males inherit an X chromosome from their mothers and a Y chromosome from their fathers. This means that males have the potential to inherit traits from both parents. This means that they can mate with any female and produce offspring, regardless of the female's genetic makeup. Hemophilia is a disorder that is caused by a mutation in a gene that is passed down from parents to their children. People with hemophilia have problems with their blood clotting, which can lead to bleeding problems. The condition usually affects boys and is caused by a defective gene in the mother. Women who carry the defective gene usually don't experience any symptoms. However, in some cases, the defective gene can cause a woman to develop certain health problems.

Risk Factors of Hemophilia- Since having a family member with hemophilia is the risk factor, it is much more likely that males will have hemophilia than females.


Possible Complications of Hemophilia

Internal bleeding that is deep within the body: Hemophilia can cause internal bleeding, which can be dangerous. Deep muscle bleeding can cause swelling, which can compress nerves and lead to numbness or pain. If the bleeding occurs in a vital area, it can be life-threatening.

Bleeding in the throat and neck: As a result, the person may not breathe. This condition may lead to complications that may require immediate medical attention.

Joints Damage: Internal bleeding can lead to joint damage and severe pain. Excessive bleeding can cause inflammation or destruction of the joints. It also reduces mobility and quality of life.

Infection: The clotting factors used in the treatment of hemophilia are derived from human blood, which has a low risk of contracting viral infections such as hepatitis C.

Patients who were treated with clotting factors had an unfavorable reaction: People with severe hemophilia may have an adverse reaction to the clotting factors used to treat their condition. This can be a serious problem for people with hemophilia, so it is important to be aware of this potential complication. The immune system can make clotting factor therapy less effective by producing proteins that interfere with clotting.

The Treatment for Hemophilia:

The most effective treatment for hemophilia is to replace the missing clotting factor with a synthetic version. This procedure uses commercially available factor concentrates that are given through a vein (infusion). Patients with hemophilia can give themselves infusions. It helps to stop bleeding by forming a barrier on the wound. The injection also helps prevent excessive bleeding. It is crucial to get good medical care from doctors and nurses who are familiar with the disorder to prevent any potential problems. Visiting HTC is often a good idea. HTC helps people with hemophilia stay healthy by providing care and education. They also treat any problems associated with this disorder.

Helpful Tips: It is important to get regular checkups, vaccinations, and treatment for any bleeding. Maintaining a healthy weight can also help ease pressure on your joints.

Awareness of bleeding disorders is crucial. The goal of these campaigns is to educate people about the disorder and how they can help. March is disease prevention month, a time to focus on our health and take steps to protect ourselves from illness. Let's join the red campaign and work together to achieve the goals of the campaign.
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