A genetic ailment, hemophilia is a condition in which the blood ceases to clot. This condition occurs due to the low level of substances that aid the clotting of blood in the body. This causes the affected person to bleed for a prolonged period when there is any bruise or injury. This is sometimes coupled with bleeding in the joints, which is internal.
There are two types of hemophilia– Type A and Type B. Before trying to understand the treatments for hemophilia B as well as A, you must know the ways to prevent it and take adequate precautions.
Hemophilia is not curable, but it is manageable; hemophilia patients who suffered from prophylaxis at the age of three have greater musculoskeletal results and lesser internal bleeding in the joints. While adhering to hemophilia treatment options, some precautions should be taken:
- Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and aspirin should not be consumed.
- Everyone should be given Hepatitis B vaccine; this includes small children.
- Factor IX or VIII (substances that aid blood clotting) should frequently be administered to mitigate the amount of bleeding that would usually occur due to an injury.
- In the case of male babies, avoid circumcision as some women are capable of being carriers of the condition even if they have not been diagnosed with this blood disorder.
- The person opting for hemophilia treatment should be given a careful treatment, and care should be taken that they do not sustain any cuts or injuries that may lead to an excessive blood flow.
Some further preventive care can be taken as well. Dental care must be taken in order to mitigate the possibility of dental operations. This will avoid further complications due to any pre-existing condition. This includes:
- Frequent brushing of teeth
- Treatment with fluoride supplements
- Dental checkups at regular intervals
- Avoid placing babies in bed with bottles after they start teething.
Further prevention includes the use of helmets while driving and other such activities. This is a general measure that everyone must take, but it becomes increasingly prominent in the case of hemophilia treatment.
In short, prior to any treatment, hemophilia patients must have a fair idea of these precautions and preventions and must implement them to stay healthy.