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...

The Blood Disorder Bernard

The platelet disorder, Bernard-Soulier syndrome is very rare and is caused by abnormal genes for glycoprotein Ib/IX/V. this is the genetic code for a group of linked proteins that can normally be found on the surface of platelets (part of blood). Because of a missing or factor that is not working properly,...

What Are Blood Disorders

When people refer to the term blood disorders, they generally mean that the disease or condition relates to problems, symptoms, or abnormalities of one of three major components of blood. The three components of blood are white blood cells (WBCs), red blood cells (RBCs), and platelets. The white blood cells...

Can You Tell Me About Anemia

Anemia is a blood disorder in which the individual who has it has a lower than normal number of red blood cells in their blood. The person can also have anemia is the red blood cells they do have do not contain enough hemoglobin which is a iron-rich protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of...

Choosing The Right Doctor For Your Blood Disorder

When you have a medical condition, choosing the right doctor is a very important part of your medical care. Initially, you will probably see your family physician, who will run tests on you. After your labs have come in, your doctor will be able to pinpoint your exact condition. Your doctor may then...

When You Need A Blood Transfusion

Perhaps nothing is scarier than learning that you or a loved one is in need of a blood transfusion. You may have many questions and concerns. You have probably heard stories about blood transfusion patients getting tainted or diseased blood. It leaves you to wonder if this is really the right option....

Hereditary Blood Disorders Explored

There are many different types of blood disorders. Some blood disorders are caused by excessive blood loss from injury, some are caused by other diseases and even still, some are caused by certain medications. Yet, there are some blood disorders that are hereditary, meaning they are passed down from...

Lots Of Blood Disorders And Diseases

If you look up blood disorders and diseases in the dictionary you will find a lot of them to investigate. A blood disorder is a disease or disorder of the blood. Cytopenia is a deficiency of the cellular element of the blood. There are many forms of cytopenia including anemia which is low red blood cells,...
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