Rare Blood Disorders

As with any type of medical condition or disease, there are some that are less common than others. That can certainly be the case with blood disorders as well. When you think of a blood disorder, you may think of the more common varieties. Anemia, hemophilia and perhaps even strokes come to mind. Yet, these...

Pearson Syndrome A Inherited Bone Marrow Failure

Individuals diagnosed with Pearson Syndrome are not able to absorb food correctly and they also have low white blood cell counts, which is called “neutropenia”. They can also encounter low red cell counts, which leads to anemia, which can be a serious health problem. The symptoms usually first...

Talking To Your Doctor About Your Blood Disorder

The red blood that flows through your body is vital to your survival. While blood is not an organ in your body, you need to have a good, healthy supply of blood to keep your body running smoothly. Just like organs, the blood in your body cannot function well if you have a blood disorder. Your blood carries...

Rh Incompatibility In Pregnancy

A blood disorder found in pregnancy that can affect both the mother and baby is called, Rh Incompatibility. This occurs when the mom-to-be is Rh-negative blood and her fetus she is carrying has Rh-positive blood. The “Rh-positive or Rh-negative characteristics refer to the Rh factor which is a protein...

Hemophilia Basics

There are several different types of blood disorders that people have-from anemia to hemophilia. Some of these disorders are more severe than others. One type of blood disorder that can be quite severe is hemophilia. While a person can certainly live a normal life with this condition, it is important that...

Understanding Rh Incompatibility

Rh incompatibility is quite common and when diagnosed properly, there are good treatment options. This condition happens when a woman with Rh negative blood gets pregnant and the unborn child has Rh positive blood. This causes a blood reaction that can be life threatening if left undiagnosed. However, most...

Excessive Blood Clotting A Blood Disorder

Have you heard of excessive blood clotting? Most individuals have heard of those who have difficulty with clotting blood but have not been exposed to the blood disorder that involves an excessive amount of blood clotting. This is a condition in which blood clots form too easily within the bloodstream or...

Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

Blood disorders vary a great deal depending on several factors. You will find that some blood disorders are relatively easy to treat while others or not. In addition, some of these disorders of the blood are unavoidable, but one is not. This one is called deep vein thrombosis or DVT for short. You may have...

The Bleeding Disorder Hemophilia

Approximately 17,000 Americans are affected by the bleeding disorder, hemophilia. Hemophilia is a genetic disorder of the blood and affects clotting. Did you know that in order to successfully clot your blood needs over 50 substances? If just one of those 50 substances is missing, or if all the substances...

Do You Know What Polycythemia Vera Is

Polycythemia Vera is a rare blood disorder and is characterized by too many red blood cells that make the blood thicker than is normal. This thickened blood moves more slowly through the blood vessels and can therefore form clots. Clots in the blood vessels can cause stroke and heart attacks. In the...
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