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Yes: Thalassemia is one of the most common gene mutations in the world. Overall, an estimated 20-25 million people are carriers (1/300) (about 1/1000 in low-risk peoples, and about 1/30 in high-risk peoples). Low risk: japanese, korean, n. European caucasians, native canadians, native americans. High risk: mediterranean, middle eastern, south asian, south-east asian (western pacific rim), caribbean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anemia symptoms: The symptoms of beta thalassemia major are those of severe anemia, which include weakness, pallor (pale appearance), decreased growth/development, rapid heart rate, exercise intolerance, thickened bones as the marrow enlarges to try to make more blood cells, enlarged spleen, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What i need to do once i had diagnose "beta thalassemia" by doctor? What treatment I should do? Please help me doctor..
Nothing: If you were just diagnosed with beta thalassemia at age 26, you must have the "minor" form, beta-thalassemia trait. You most likely have mild microcytic anemia that has been present all of your life. The only issue is that if your partner has beta-thalassemia trait, then you could have a child with severe transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia major. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test: Sickle Beta cell Thalassemia is an inherited disorder and new born screening is available and should be done . This disorder is due to decreased synthesis or absence of beta globulin chains . It may manifest in infancy and early childhood and may cause serious medical problems which need to be treated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hematologist helps: A person with thalassemia minor can see a hematologist (blood specialist) doctor to ask about scuba diving. A couple of issues come to mind. One is "how anemic is the patient". If one is anemic, with low hemoglobin (the red stuff in blood), his blood cannot carry as much oxygen compared to normal people. Another is "how strongly is oxygen attached" to the patient's particular type of hemoglobin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is 9 months 20 days old and have e beta thalassemia. I'm giving her Zinc and B complex syrup (daily 5 ml ). Will it cause any harm?
Genetics: Beta thalassemia is an inherited disorder. A person is born with the disorder. Prevention needs to be practiced by the prospective parents, through testing and genetic counselling by people in families with history of beta thalassemia. ...Read more
Grl 7.5 yrs,has beta thalassemia mjr.Blood transfusion on.Spleen has now grwn.Surgery advised.Sister's,1.5yrs,brth cord saved.pls advise possble treat?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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