The term Thalassemia is used for defining an inherited disorder of the blood where the patient tends to make abnormal forms of haemoglobin. The minor forms don’t have much symptoms except anaemia. The more serious forms of Thalassemia come with complications like paleness, fussiness, failure to thrive, poor appetite, jaundice and even malnourishment.
HOW IS THALASSEMIA DIAGNOSED?
A blood sample will be tested by your general physician to diagnose the condition. Depending on the type and severity of the thalassemia, a physical examination might also help your doctor make a diagnosis.
HOW IS THALASSEMIA TREATED?
Treatment is based on type and severity. Blood transfusions, bone marrow transplant, medications or even surgery can be options to consider.
DID YOU KNOW?
The extremity of this disease should be determined because it can be fatal. In many cases, Thalassemia has been the leading cause of heart failure and eventually results in sudden death.