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What are some of the treatments for hemophilia?

  • replace the clotting factor in the veins

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  • Answer: replace the clotting factor in the veins
  • Answer: Hemophilia is treated by replacing the missing clotting factors intravenously.
  • Answer: Prior to 1985, there were no laws enacted within the U.S. to screen blood. As a result, many haemophilia patients who received untested and unscreened clotting factor prior to 1992 were at an extreme risk for contracting HIV and hepatitis C via these blood products. It is estimated that more than 50% of the haemophilia population, over 10,000 people, contracted HIV from the tainted blood supply in the United States alone. The main symptom of hemophilia is bleeding. Mild cases may go unnoticed until later in life, when they occur during surgery or after trauma. In more severe cases, serious bleeding may occur without any cause. Internal bleeding may occur anywhere. Bleeding into joints is common.A small percentage of people with hemophilia may die from severe bleeding.
  • Answer: The disease hemophilia results in a lack of functional clotting proteins, the chemicals that form a scab when a person sustains a cut. If the blood is not able to clot properly a person could suffer exsanguination (death due to blood loss) from a minor cut or injury.
  • Answer: Yes. People with hemophilia can have kids. Hemophilia in no way impacts the reproductive organs or process.
    If the person having children is a male with hemophilia, all of his daughters will have the trait on one of her X chromosomes. A male with hemophilia will not pass the trait on to his sons as he passes only a Y chromosome on to them and not his X.

    Depending on the actual genetics of the female with hemophilia (if she has a mutation on either a single X chromosome or both X chromosomes) she will either transfer the trait to either half of her children regardless of sex (in the case of a single X) or to all of her children (if both Xs have a mutation). More importantly a female with lower clotting factor levels due to hemophilia should be monitored closely as the trauma involved in the birthing process can be severe and as with any trauma to a hemophiliac, it can be more serious and prompt medical action.
  • Answer: You would have to be careful. You bleed very easily and a lot.
  • Answer: Hemophilia is a mutation of either of the genes that make factor VII or IX. Hemophilia A is a mutation of the F8 gene and Hemophilia B is the mutation of the F9 gene. Both of these mutations occur on the sex-linked X chromosome.
  • Answer: Hemophilia is a genetic disorder (you inherit it from your parents) where some proteins that cause your blood to clot do not work. This leads to increased bleeding. 
  • Answer: Yes - google "Recombinant Factor 8" (FVIII) or "Human Factor 8". Bayer, Baxter, CSL Behring, Grifols, Pfizer, and Octapharma sell Factor 8 products.
  • Answer: avoid contact sports, always wear hemophilia alert bracelet or tag
  • Answer: factor VIII deficienty
  • Answer: It is generally not a good idea to play most sports with hemophilia. Anything that can cause injury, including bruising, cuts, or scrapes, can be life threatening.
  • Answer: The gene for hemophilia is carried on the X chromosome. A male has one X and one Y. Since the trait is recessive it would be easier for a male to get a recssive allele, rather than a female get two recessive alleles.
  • Answer: Hemophilia is passed down from mother to son. It is extremely
    rare for a woman to have hemophilia. It is necessary, though, for
    a woman to be a carrier of the disorder for her son to acquire this
    disorder. Females have two X chromosomes whereas males only
    have one. When a boy is born, he takes one X chromosome from
    his mother and one Y chromosome from his father. Therefore, he
    can only get hemophilia through his mother.
    Example One:
    Mother(Carrier)+Father(Non-Affected)=50% chance of their son
    acquiring the disorder and 50% chance of their daughter being a
    Example Two:
    Mother(Non-Affected)+Father(Hemophiliac)=All sons will be
    non-affected and all daughters will be carriers.