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Aplastic Anemia Treatment Guidelines
Adjunct only: The aplastic anemia family of diseases are extremely serious, and their treatment involves some of the highest technology in medicine. During a difficult illness like this, a traditional healer may offer comfort, practical guidance and perhaps an folk remedy, but nothing that will alter the course of this deadly illness like today's high-tech medicine will do. Be strong, and good luck. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Some immune suppressants can be used if the cause is an autoimmune disorder, removal from exposure to chemicals might suffice, of course blood and platelets transfusions help momentarily, but the final decision rests on many factors and the judgement of the treating team including the patient's preference after education on all risks, benefits and alternatives, good luck ...Read more
Aplastic anemia: For severe aplastic anemia the main therapies are bone marrow/stem cell transplants or immunosuppressive medications along with transfusion support as needed. Typically medications such as cyclosporine and anti-thymocyte globulin are used to treat this disorder. Stem cell transplants are also used and can cure the aplastic anemia. The choice of therapy is based on many factors. ...Read more
Yes: Prognosis of aplastic anemia depends on age (younger is better) and the severity of the blood count abnormalities. While younger patients may be referred for stem cell transplant, older patients, perhaps those over 40, are given immunosuppressive therapy. Response rates are over 60% and durable remissions occur quite frequently. ...Read more
Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of aplastic anemia?
You can ask: Ask and you shall receive - except for aplastic anemia. This is a failure of your bone marrow to make red cells. It can be due to toxic insults (like benzene) but is commonly spontaneous. A few respond to high dose steroids but most require a bone marrow transplantation (not found in indian culture). This is your only hope ben obi wan kenobi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happen if my aplastic anemia getting worst?
because i keep fainting several times and sometimes i can't even stand for too long.
This is serious: You will need to discuss management of your disease with your physcian. Especially if you have been told you have "aplastic anemia" at age 23 and are not fully educated about your disease and under the care of a specialist hematologist, you need to do some investigating on your own. Best wishes. ...Read more
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