Common blood disorders include anemia, bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, blood clots, and blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Blood disorders can affect any of the three main components of blood: Red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the body's tissues; White blood cells, which fight infections; and the Platelets, which help blood to clot.
HOW IS BLOOD DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
Hematologists may order for complete blood count tests if they suspect blood disorders. In specific cases bone marrow biopsy may be done to confirm diagnosis.
HOW IS BLOOD DISORDERS TREATED?
Treatment of various blood disorders varies with the type of disorder. For RBC related disorders, medication and blood transfusion are common treatment methods. In case of white blood cells related disorders, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and sometimes bone marrow transplantation may be required. Hospitalization may be required for blood disorders concerning platelet disorder.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hematology is the science of studying blood disorders