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What are some intermediate treatments for thalassemia?

What are some intermediate treatments for thalassemia?

Transfusion: transfusion to keep Hb safe (Hb grater 10g pr dl),so it promote normal initial growth and development,limit massive hepatosplenomegaly,prevent bony abnormality ...Read more

Dr. Michael Engel
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Thalassemia (Definition)

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Are there safe alternative therapies for hemoglobin h disease?

Are there safe alternative therapies for hemoglobin h disease?

More info needed: There are many different types of hemoglobins that are inherited, some varieties are mild diseases, some much more complex...You will need some tests to fully answer the question.The normal hemoglobin molecule carries the oxygen our tissues needs for life so it is really at the center of a lot of important activity. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative non-surgical treatments for a mild cervical dysplasia?

Are there any alternative non-surgical treatments for a mild cervical dysplasia?

Yes: An very acceptable non-surgical treatment of mild dysplasia is watchful waiting since most mild dysplasia will go away on its own. Discontinuation of smoking and birth control pills could also help. There is some possibility that anti-oxidants, like vitamin c and vitamin a, may be useful as well, but i would recommend moderation in use of supplements since high doses may have side effects. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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Is there an effective hormone replacement therapy for alpha thalassemia?

No: There is no hormone therapy for Alpha thalassemia. Transfusions are the only effective treatment, and are given if a person's anemia is severe enough. For the mildly anemic, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for a patient with microcytic normochromic anemia?

Are there any  treatments for a patient with microcytic normochromic anemia?

Maybe: It all depends upon finding the cause- then treatment can be formulated. How important this is depends upon the severity of the anemia and all of your other medical conditions. There are many potential causes of this from early iron deficiency to drug effects to inflammation hidden or otherwise- you should be seeing a hematologist. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for major depression?

Are there good alternative therapies for major depression?

Many options: Fortunately we live in an era where there are multiple therapies to treat major depressive disorder (mdd) including: psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, electro convulsive treatment (ect), & repetitive transcranial stimulation (rtms). The choice of treatment(s) will depend upon the nature and severity of your mdd. You and your psychiatrist will decide what treatment options are best for you. ...Read more

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What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?

What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?

Want surgery?: There is NO surgery that is beneficial. Drugs such as Indocin, (indomethacin) Lithium, even Naproxen might be useful. OTC includes butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, riboflavin, CoQ-10. Did you see a doctor and discuss this? ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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What are the treatments available for beta thalassemia?

What are the  treatments available for beta thalassemia?

Blood transfusions: Beta thalassemia trait patients are non-anemic or mildly anemic, and they do not need treatment. Beta thalassemia intermedia patients have anemia, and sometimes they are severe enough to need occasional transfusions. Beta thalassemia major (cooley's anemia) patients are dependent on lifelong transfusions to survive, and they will eventually suffer from iron overload. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for thalassemia minor?

Are there any cures for thalassemia minor?

None.: It is not a serious issue for most patients, but it is a genetic disease "locked" into a persons dna. Not cures at present. ...Read more

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Are there effective, non-invasive, Ayurvedic treatments for hydroceles?

Are there effective, non-invasive, Ayurvedic treatments for hydroceles?

Not really: There are many treatments for hydroceles but unfortunately the one with the highest success rate is surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment available for people with sickle cell trait and alpha thalassemia?

Is there a treatment available for people with sickle cell trait and alpha thalassemia?

Yes: Hematologists (blood specialists) evaluate persons with both sickle cell trait and Alpha thalassemia disease. The sickling should not be a problem, because the person is only sickle trait, and Alpha thal. Mutations seem to lessen the tendency of blood cells to sickle from the sickle cell mutation. Persons with both sickle trait and Alpha thal. Trait probably won't have symptoms needing treatment. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for hemolytic anemia?

What are effective treatments for hemolytic anemia?

Find the cause: You have to find the cause of why the red blood cells are being destroyed ( hemolysed) then target it; certains cause of hemolysis are medication, heredity, malignancy, infection, enlarged slpeen etc... ...Read more

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Are there standard procedures for treatment of anemia?

Are there standard procedures for treatment of anemia?

Yes: The first step is determining a cause- either it can be low blood production or excess blood loss. Once a specific cause is identified the appropriate treatment plan is started by the treating doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for kwashiorkor?

Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for kwashiorkor?

It depends: This condition is severe protein-calorie malnutrition. If the patient is able to assimulate nutrients orally, that is the ideal treatment route. If not the other option include gastric feeding (oral tube or external gastric puncture) or intravenous alimentation (iv nutrients). ...Read more

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What are possible treatment for thalassemia minor?

What are possible treatment for thalassemia minor?

No treatment: No specific treatment for thal minor--may take folic acid, but this will not affect the thal minor which is genetic. Your blood counts should be explained to you by your doctor. Please ask. If your spouse has thal minor, you could produce a child with thal major, a serious problem. ...Read more

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Could thalassemia minor develop into major?

No: Trait--thal minor means the patient got one gene; thal major is a "major" illness, receiving a thal gene from each parent--infants and children have major complications requiring monthly transfusions, probable splenectomy. Speak to your doctor for additional details. ...Read more

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Any symptoms associated with thalassemia minor?

Most R asymptomatic: Thalassemia minor seldom produces any direct symptoms. It is often picked up by random blood testing for unrelated issues with the detection of small red cells and mild anemia. Often patients are given iron supplements initially with the assumption there is an iron deficiency & testing for thalassemia is done after the iron does not help. ...Read more

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Could thalassemia minor develop into major thalessemia? If so, how?

No: Thalassemia minor and major are genetic alterations, present from development, as a fetus. Minor can not progress to major. Please speak with your physician to determine if you have Thal minor. Thal major requires lifelong transfusions. Hope you are okay. ...Read more

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Is it safe to marry a thalassemia minor patient?

Yes, but: Yes, but you should be tested to know your status if you plan to have children. The thalassemia minor won't hurt you at all. If your partner has thalassemia minor (i.e. Thalassemia trait), i would bet they are fine and have no issues. If you also have thalassemia trait, there is a chance you could have a baby with thalassemia (disease). You should see a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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Is there any danger to get 2nd time pregnency? Bcoz i've beta thalassemia minor and my husband have e trait.

Is there any danger to get 2nd time pregnency? Bcoz i've beta thalassemia minor and my husband have e trait.

Likely no: It sounds like you've educated yourself on your condition beta thallesemia minor. Plenty of women have successful pregnancies with this condition all the time. I wasn't sure what you meant when you said your husband has e trait? If you have any questions, consult a perinatologist. They are the best doctors for managing high-risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have thalassemia minor. I experience fainting spells once in awhile when i stand in the sun. I also feel dizzy when i stand up. Why?

I have thalassemia minor. I experience fainting spells once in awhile when i stand in the sun. I also feel dizzy when i stand up. Why?

Thalassaemia minor: Is a defect in haemoglobin synthesis that has several genetic variations, with some of the variations having more impact on the individual than others. It is frequently without symptoms, however. Are you actually anaemic? If so, then that could be significant. If not, then the symptoms you are experiencing may not actually be due to the t. M., but to other reasons, possibly such as a baseline. ...Read more

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Hi my son ( 6 year old ), who has thalassemia minor, has reticulocyte count of 7. Is it normal for somebody of this age withthalassemia minor.?

Yes: The reticulocytes are immature red cells. They are usually about 1% of the circulating red cell population. They are elevated in conditions of rapid blood turnover such as beta thalassemia. It is appropriate to establish a "normal" for each beta thal patient so variations can be properly judged. His typical reticulocyte count should be established (4-5% is norm). 7% could be alright for him. ...Read more

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After conceive is it possible to know is my baby affected or carrier by thalassemia? Bcoz i've beta thalassemia minor and my husband have e trait.

After conceive is it possible to know is my baby affected or carrier by thalassemia? Bcoz i've beta thalassemia minor and my husband have e trait.

Possible: More information is needed about your and your husband's genetic make up to know if the baby will inherit it, but to answer "possible or not" i will say "possible" until further data is presented. ...Read more

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Could thalassemia minor symptoms appear when adult?

Unclear: I'm not sure what symptoms you're attributing to thalassemia minor. Most patients with minor forms of thalassemia are asymptomatic throughout life. If you have developed worsening symptoms of any sort I suggest you have them evaluated by a physician rather than just attributing them to your thalassemia. ...Read more

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Are salicylat and paraceatmol contraindicated with thalassemia minor ?

No: Thal minor is a trivial semi-disease that produces a very mild anemia and mild intramedullary hemolysis. You don't want to marry another person with the same thing or you risk a child with thal major. Beyond this, there's no special proscriptions. ...Read more

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What type of mutation causes thalassemia minor?

What type of mutation causes thalassemia minor?

Many: Many mutations in beta-thal genes will cause a decreased production, rather than an absence of production. Inheritance of one f these genes will cause a thalassemia minor. In alpha-thalassemia, the inheritance of two mutations (out of four genes) can provide mild or no symptoms that are typical of thalassemia minor. ...Read more

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Does beta thalassemia minor reduce life expectancy?

Not Usually: People with beta thalassemia minor usually only have problems with mild anemia and are not typically considered to have a shorter life span than the general population. Beta thalassemia minor typically does not require any type of treatment or intervention and often goes undiagnosed. ...Read more

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Can thalassemia minor change into thalassemia major?

No: Thalassemia minor is a heterozygous condition and thalassemia major is homozygous and a person is born with the defect. One does not turn into the other. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a normal woman. can I marry a e beta thalassemia minor guy?

Yes: The simple answer is that you can marry whoever you feel is the right mate for you. You just need to understand the potential consequences of that decision. Are you planning on having children? If you are sure your blood is normal, no issue. Your children will have E trait or beta-thal trait, but nothing worse. If not having children, no problem; this condition should not shorten his lifespan. ...Read more

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If one e teait married with beta thalassemia minor then what their baby will be?

If one e teait married with beta thalassemia minor then what their baby will be?

Offspring: A baby produced by the above union could have hemoglobin e beta thal minor. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy for me to masturbate often (once per day) if I have beta thalassemia minor?

Yes: Beta thalassemia minor (trait) does not cause anemia sufficient enough to lead to loss of ability to perform any task. It will not affect sexual performance. ...Read more

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Please tell me about the symptoms of e beta thalassemia minor.Spleenomegaly happend in e beta thalassemia minor?

Please tell me about the symptoms of e beta thalassemia minor.Spleenomegaly happend in e beta thalassemia minor?

Hgb E/beta+thal: Hemoglobin e/beta+ thalassemia is a genetic condition where the effects are highly variable. Some children do relatively well, with rare transfusions; others are transfusion dependent. Splenomegaly occurs. Problems with iron overload occur in some of these patients. These patients need to be followed by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What will be the result of our current and future baby bcoz my husband have e trait and i've beta thalassemia minor.

See below: 25 % (1 in 4) chance with each pregnancy of having a child with HGB e/beta thal disease. It is a lifelong illness that can result in serious health problems. Possible outcomes with pregnancy: 25 % chance of having child w/hgb e trait 25 % chance of having child w/beta thal minor/trait 25 % chance of having child hemoglobin e/beta thal disease 25 % chance of having child w/o trait/disease. ...Read more