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I am beta thalassemia minor and have Gilbert's syndrome then what should I take? Because I feel tired easily and sometimes my hemoglobin is 11 but I look so pale so that it seems that hb is 8 or 7.Please advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am beta thalassemia minor and have Gilbert's syndrome then what should I take? Because I feel tired easily and some...
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment Take tablet folvite 5mg once a day and tablet vitaminD (60000iu) once a week for six months
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Hello doctor, I am thalassemic major patient actually mere saath do dhai saal pehle bahut bura ho chuka hai mujhe uski buri yaadein pareshan krti hai. Mujhe dar satata rehta hai .Kya Karun un buri yaadon se bachne ke liye?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello doctor, I am thalassemic major patient actually mere saath do dhai saal pehle bahut bura ho chuka hai mujhe usk...
I will suggest you to do pranayam daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months and increase your self confidence and concentration
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World Thalassaemia Day - How This Disorder Can Be Managed?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Jaipur
World Thalassaemia Day - How This Disorder Can Be Managed?
Thalassaemia, which is commonly referred to as thal, is a disorder of the blood which is inherited from the previous generation. This condition triggers the production of abnormal red blood cells in the body which in turn paves the way for chronic anaemia. Red blood cells play an indispensable role in carrying oxygen all through the body and hence any abnormality in this regard can result in thalassemia, the symptoms of which include, weakness all over the body, fatigue, faint and shortness of breath.

Understanding the type of thalassemia:
Thalassaemia is often thought to be an iron deficiency disease (anaemia), but can be differentiated with the aid of certain blood tests. This disease is a lifelong condition which requires efficient management. The type of thalassemia an individual is suffering from can be attributed to the number of faulty genes the person has inherited.

The two variants of thalassaemia are beta and alpha. In the case of alpha thalassemia, having one faulty gene would lead to no health problems while two faulty genes can cause mild anaemia. If there are three mutated genes, it will cause Haemoglobin H disease, and regular blood transfusions may be required. But an unborn child with four mutated genes will not be viable enough to survive the pregnancy.

The beta thalassaemia also comes in various forms. The beta thalassaemia major needs lifelong transfusion of blood and it is the most common form of thalassaemia across the world. The beta thalassemia intermedia do not have to depend on blood transfusion.

Treating thalassaemia:
The treatment option for mild thalassaemia is entirely dependent on the type of the disease and how intense it is. When the disease is on a mild and minor level, then there may not be need of any comprehensive treatment. But at times, blood transfusions become necessary especially after undergoing surgery or when the thalassaemia causes complications.

People who are affected by severe levels of beta thalassaemia will require transfusion of blood from time to time. The treatment also causes an overload of iron and thus it is important to remove the surplus iron content. There are several oral medications available for this, and the healthcare provider can recommend suitable medications.

Managing moderate to severe thalassaemia:
Some of the most general methods of managing and treating thalassaemia include

Frequent blood transfusions: When the thalassaemia gets too severe, it becomes necessary to opt for blood transfusion after every few weeks. The blood transfusion can cause iron build up with the passage of time. This, in turn, can affect the heart and lungs along with other crucial organs. Therefore, it is important to take medicines that can eliminate the extra iron.
Stem cell transplant: Also referred to as the bone marrow transplant, the stem cell transplant can be the best bet. It is recommended for kids who are born with severe thalassaemia. This treatment option can mitigate the need of a lifelong transfusion of blood and intake of drugs for controlling the iron overload.

Hi Sir, I am a bita thalassemia patient. My present hemoglobin is 7. I am taking folvite tab last 7 months. Then my hemoglobin was 9. Why is it happened?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hi Sir, I am a bita thalassemia patient. My present hemoglobin is 7. I am taking folvite tab last 7 months. Then my h...
hi It is important to find out the exact cause of anaemia and correct any dietary deficiency. In many cases, it is the digestive and assimilative capability of the patient that is the culprit and not any dietary deficiency. Homeopathic medicines are very good at correcting such states of the body. The body starts assimilating the food. The nutrients present in the food start to get properly utilized for their respective normal functions. It allows the body to correct the anaemia in a natural manner. One hardly needs any supplements or any injections. the 5 best homeopathic medicines for anaemia. 1. Cinchona. 2.ferrum phos 3. nat mur 4. phos 5. ferrum met etc. you can consult me online for homoeopathic treatment without side effects..
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Hi Sir, My son of 5 years old, doctor has reported that he got the thalassemia, I want to know that how long he will comes in normal condition? What I have to do in this time, please suggest me. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment including blood transfusion after clinical examination, bone marrow transplant ( it is still in early stage of treatment) might help in treatment for cure
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Hi Sir, I am 32 years old female. My problem is severe anaemia. Within 2 month 5 unit blood transfusion over. Again hb dropped. Now. 5.7 only. Hematologist consultation over. But there are not diagnose the problem. Bornmarrow, endoscopy, USH,normal. But LDH 525. After transfusion and 2 ferlingect injection taken. ferritin also 1110. How can I control my hb level. What's my problem. How can I recover this situation.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi Sir, I am 32 years old female. My problem is severe anaemia. Within 2 month 5 unit blood transfusion over. Again h...
LDH could be raised in liver disease, anemia, muscle trauma, bone fractures, cancers, and infections etc. High ferritin level are seen in conditions that causes your body to store too much iron. To be correlated clinically and all reports r required.
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What Exactly Is Thalassaemia How Can It Be Treated?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBA - Health Care Administration
General Physician, Delhi
What Exactly Is Thalassaemia How Can It Be Treated?
Thalassaemia, which is commonly referred to as thal, is a disorder of the blood which is inherited from the previous generation. This condition triggers the production of abnormal red blood cells in the body which in turn paves the way for chronic anaemia. Red blood cells play an indispensable role in carrying oxygen all through the body and hence any abnormality in this regard can result in thalassemia, the symptoms of which include, weakness all over the body, fatigue, faint and shortness of breath.

Understanding the type of thalassemia:
Thalassaemia is often thought to be an iron deficiency disease (anaemia), but can be differentiated with the aid of certain blood tests. This disease is a lifelong condition which requires efficient management. The type of thalassemia an individual is suffering from can be attributed to the number of faulty genes the person has inherited.

The two variants of thalassaemia are beta and alpha. In the case of alpha thalassemia, having one faulty gene would lead to no health problems while two faulty genes can cause mild anaemia. If there are three mutated genes, it will cause Haemoglobin H disease, and regular blood transfusions may be required. But an unborn child with four mutated genes will not be viable enough to survive the pregnancy.

The beta thalassaemia also comes in various forms. The beta thalassaemia major needs lifelong transfusion of blood and it is the most common form of thalassaemia across the world. The beta thalassemia intermedia do not have to depend on blood transfusion.

Treating thalassaemia:
The treatment option for mild thalassaemia is entirely dependent on the type of the disease and how intense it is. When the disease is on a mild and minor level, then there may not be need of any comprehensive treatment. But at times, blood transfusions become necessary especially after undergoing surgery or when the thalassaemia causes complications.

People who are affected by severe levels of beta thalassaemia will require transfusion of blood from time to time. The treatment also causes an overload of iron and thus it is important to remove the surplus iron content. There are several oral medications available for this, and the healthcare provider can recommend suitable medications.

Managing moderate to severe thalassaemia:
Some of the most general methods of managing and treating thalassaemia include

Frequent blood transfusions: When the thalassaemia gets too severe, it becomes necessary to opt for blood transfusion after every few weeks. The blood transfusion can cause iron build up with the passage of time. This, in turn, can affect the heart and lungs along with other crucial organs. Therefore, it is important to take medicines that can eliminate the extra iron.
Stem cell transplant: Also referred to as the bone marrow transplant, the stem cell transplant can be the best bet. It is recommended for kids who are born with severe thalassaemia. This treatment option can mitigate the need of a lifelong transfusion of blood and intake of drugs for controlling the iron overload.
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I'm a thalassemia intermediate and I really want to start working out and eat healthy what should I eat, how many litres water should I drink and what are the exercise can you do? Also can I drink coffee?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I'm a thalassemia intermediate and I really want to start working out and eat healthy what should I eat, how many lit...
Well do regular exercise,,take protein,, fruits,,nuts,,avoid food having high iron content,,take 3-4 litrs of water,,yes u can have coffee
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My husbands blood report is: haemoglobin is 16.5 MCV 80 MCH 26.9 MCHC 33.4 RDW 13.6 MPV 7.6 I would like to know if he has minor thalassemia or not .or are any further tests required to identify.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Molecular Haematology
Hematologist, Vellore
My husbands blood report is: haemoglobin is 16.5 MCV 80 MCH 26.9 MCHC 33.4 RDW 13.6 MPV 7.6 I would like to know if h...
The test results are not suggestive of thalassemia minor. There is still a possibility of silent variants and other forms of thalassemia (delta-beta etc).; however those are inconsequential and asymptomatic unless you are also a thal minor in which case your children will be at risk of moderate anemia.
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My 5 months old baby is diagnosed with thalassemia major. I want his permanent treatment with BMT. But he has no siblings. How can it done soon.

Hematologist, Gurgaon
My 5 months old baby is diagnosed with thalassemia major. I want his permanent treatment with BMT. But he has no sibl...
Sorry to know that Few things Get a high resolution hla typing This is can be searched for what is called as matched unrelated donor transplant which has 60 to 70 percent success and is a 10/10 match Watch for leukoreduced blood Iron over load Hepatitis b vaccination It can be done at 1 year of age Do no™t worry.
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