Hemophilia is a genetic disorder that impairs the body’s ability to form blood clots and while Hemophilia is mostly inherited, there are three forms of Hemophilia namely Hemophilia A, Hemophilia B and Hemophilia C. When a person is suffering from Hemophilia, he/she has low levels of certain proteins called ‘clotting factors’ and as a result, the blood doesn't clot in a proper way.
HOW IS HEMOPHILIA DIAGNOSED?
The most common symptom of Hemophilia is internal or external bleeding bouts and in severe cases of Hemophilia, the bleeding is more frequent. Hemophilia, as a matter of fact, is diagnosed through a blood test.
HOW IS HEMOPHILIA TREATED?
Treatment for haemophilia depends on its severity. For mild haemophilia, a slow injection of the hormone desmopressin can help release clotting factor. Infusion of a recombinant clotting factor is required for moderate to severe haemophilia. Plasma infusions may be required for complete absence of the clotting factor.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is a risk of contracting blood borne diseases, if proper care is not taken by people with Hemophilia.