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My baby have hb e beta thall and her age is 10 months 11 days,current hb level is 9.7.But she is not interested to taking any food.What to do?Pls help

My baby have hb e beta thall and her age is 10 months 11 days,current hb level is 9.7.But she is not interested to taking any food.What to do?Pls help

Beta thalassemia: With multiple blood transfusions, iron toxicity can occur which affect the liver. If your infant is acting lethargic, not acting lake she has her normal energy, I would contact you doctor right away. The only cure that I know of is bone marrow transplant, but if she has iron toxicity, she needs that to be treated right away. ...Read more

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For those who having hb e/beta thalassemia, what food should they eat and what should not they eat?

For those who having hb e/beta thalassemia, what food should they eat and what should not they eat?

No special diet: I know of no special diet for these conditions, which are frequently seen in asian people. ...Read more

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Is hb e beta thalassemia cureble? Is it a trait or disease?

Is hb e beta thalassemia cureble? Is it a trait or disease?

Genetic disorder: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3237252/ "the disorder is characterized by marked clinical variability, ranging from a mild and asymptomatic anaemia to a life-threatening disorder requiring transfusions from infancy. "...."careful tailoring of treatment is required for each patient, and that therapeutic approaches should be re-assessed over-time." not curable..Look at website-. ...Read more

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If every green vegetables has iron then what type of vegetables I will give to my baby who have hb e beta thalassemia?

If every green vegetables has iron then what type of vegetables I will give to my baby who have hb e beta thalassemia?

See below: HbE/beta thalassemia is not due to iron deficiency. Supplemental iron will not correct the anemia, unless there is evidence that the baby is iron deficient. Please see your pediatrician for proper care for your baby. ...Read more

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Why anemia caused when hb is "hb e/beta thallassemia?

Why anemia caused when hb is "hb e/beta thallassemia?

Need more info.: The pattern of your blood counts over the years would be helpful. Many asian populations have hemoglobin e. Beta thal trait is also frequently seen. You need to see your hematologist to clarify what is going on and any potential treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is beta thalassemia major andd hb e/beta thalassemia same?

Not the same.: Hemoglobin e is found in the asian population frequently and may be seen with thal trait.
Thal major is a serious problem requiring much intervention, including transfusions and frequently splenectomy. Your doctor should be your guiding you.
Pregnancy needs to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 6.5 months baby girl have hb e beta thalassmia. Her weight is 6.8 kg. Is her growth ok ?

My 6.5 months baby girl have hb e beta thalassmia. Her weight is 6.8 kg. Is her growth ok ?

Weight is 25th %ile,: in the normal range. Review her growth chart with her pediatrician to know if her velocity of growth in length, weight & head circumference & her weight-for-length are okay. Hb E-Beta Thalassemia symptom severity can vary widely. I hope she gets a Complete Blood Count at 6-9 mos., sees a pediatric hematologist regularly & a geneticist who can do further tests to help you know what to expect. ...Read more

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If one parent has hb e beta thalassemia and the other is normal, is their child can get disease?

If one parent has hb e beta thalassemia and the other is normal, is their child can get disease?

No: The normal parent will give his or her normal gene to their baby. That means the baby will have one abnormal and one normal gene, meaning the baby would be a "carrier" of one bad gene and not suffer the actual disease. The only way the baby would end up with 2 abnormal genes is if the gene from the normal parent got altered by a new mutation... Which is unlikely to happen. ...Read more

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Always getting transfusion when Hb level is 7 of a 10 months 10 days Hb E Beta Thal baby is ok ? Pls advice.

Always getting transfusion when Hb level is 7 of a 10 months 10 days Hb E Beta Thal baby is ok ? Pls advice.

Depends in growth: Hgb E-beta thalassemia is a thalassemia syndrome that results in highly variable clinical symptoms. A minority of these patients are transfusion independent. The majority are intermittently dependent on transfusions. More recently, it has become apparent that these patients can grow and develop adequately with lower Hgb values (as low as 6). Inadequate growth is the criteria for transfusion. ...Read more

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Both of we are carrier and our first baby has hb e beta thall. We are interested about our 2nd baby.Is there any genetic treatment? Please advice...

Both of we are carrier and our first baby has hb e beta thall. We are interested about our 2nd baby.Is there any genetic treatment? Please advice...

Risk: There is a 50-50 risk that your baby will be a carrier like you and a 1 in 4 risk that the baby will have the disease. As of now there is no genetic cure ...Read more

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My 6.5 months baby have hb e beta thall and she needs monthly transfusion.Is it seems dangerous? Yesterday she taken transfusion when her hb was 7.02.

There's no choice: If a baby cannot make enough of her own red blood cells, she cannot grow and develop. Even though there are problems that come with transfusions, the child has no choice, because she must get enough blood in her body to live and grow. When asking about your baby, be sure you say "hbe beta thal major". That way, doctors will know you are not talking about "thal minor", which is very common. ...Read more

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What hb level should maintain to getting transfusion for a 11 months hb e beta thall baby?Pls advice..

What hb level should maintain to getting transfusion for a 11 months hb e beta thall baby?Pls advice..

No good number: The target needs to be somewhere between the child's normal, baseline hemoglobin value and the hemoglobin level that relieves his symptoms. After transfusion he should be calm, feed normally, have a normal heart rate, and have good color. Once that is achieved he will need some time to get back to his normal hemoglobin. Over-transfusing or transfusing too fast can create other problems. ...Read more

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I'm giving rice to my baby with olive oil.She have hb e beta thall so is it helpful or harmful for her?

I'm giving rice to my baby with olive oil.She have hb e beta thall so is it helpful or harmful for her?

Childhood obesity: Feeding a baby too soon--which you are doing-- can lead to significant lifelong problems with their immune and respiratory systems, it also leads to childhood obesity. Please stop. Please contact the baby doctor to be reminded what the true best feeding schedule is! ...Read more

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My 6.5 months baby have hb e beta thall and sometimes i'm giving her carrot juice.Is it harmful for her?

My 6.5 months baby have hb e beta thall and sometimes i'm giving her carrot juice.Is it harmful for her?

Probably not : This is hemoglobinopathy occur more commonly in southeast asia and can present with varying degrees of severity and need for blood transfusions. I can find no evidence in the literature that carrot juice would be bad for your baby, but i will keep looking. ...Read more

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I am HB E Beta thalassaemic patient. I am taking regular Hydra capsule prescribed by my doctor. is it right for me?

You need: to consult with your doctor and possibly a hematologist. It is not our place on Health tap to question the treatment of your physician. ...Read more

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Can i give my baby potato, dal and soyabean oil with rice? She have hb e/beta Thai and age 5 months 10 days. Pls advice.

Can i give my baby potato, dal and soyabean oil with rice? She have hb e/beta Thai and age 5 months 10 days. Pls advice.

Feeding too soon: Your baby doctor will have a schedule. You are feeding this child food way too soon. Eating food too early sets children up for a weaker immune system and childhood obesity. ...Read more

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Do hb e/beta thalassemia anemia reduce life expectancy?

Do hb e/beta thalassemia anemia reduce life expectancy?

Not necessarily: Did you look at the website reference i sent? It is quite informative. You will be best served with a visit to a specialist to get all your questions answered. It is clear you are so worried about this, and it would be so much more reassuring to have a face to face visit with someone who can answer all your great questions. ...Read more

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My baby have hb e/beta thalassemia? Is it sickle cell disease?

No: It is not sickle cell disease. It is a "hemoglobinopathy" or genetic disorder of hemoglobin...And it can cause anemia. Sickle cell has malformed red blood cells that become "sickle" shaped and can get stuck in organs and vessels and cause pain. E/beta thalassemia is different. ...Read more

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My 6.5 months baby have hb e beta thall and she daily taking 5mg folic acid. Is it ok according to her age? Pls advice...

My 6.5 months baby have hb e beta thall and she daily taking 5mg folic acid. Is it ok according to her age? Pls advice...

No harm done: 5 mg/day of Folic Acid is too large a dose for an infant, but Folic Acid is water soluble, and thus excess Folic Acid will be excreted through urine. I would say 0.5 mg/day would be good enough, but sometimes a smaller dose in a liquid form costs more. I would give 1mg tab to her daily. ( crush it in milk or water). ...Read more

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Daily 2 cod liver oil capsule to 10 months 10 days Hb E Beta Thai Baby is ok ?Which contains:Vit A 600 IU,D3 85 IU,E 0.3 IU & cod liver oil 0.3 ml.

Daily 2 cod liver oil capsule to 10 months 10 days Hb E Beta Thai Baby is ok ?Which contains:Vit A 600 IU,D3 85 IU,E 0.3 IU & cod liver oil 0.3 ml.

Not recommended: If you feed your 3 month old breast milk, he or she may need vitamin D supplementation. If formula, probably not, since they are vitamin-fortified. It is dangerous to give cod liver oil because there may be mercury which is toxic in it and because vitamin A can cause death upon overdose. It is fat-soluble, meaning it isn't excreted from the body by kidneys and can build up to toxic levels. ...Read more

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My baby have hb e /beta thalassemia and seizure disorder.Are both of they are related?

Probably not: According to the literature, beta thalassemia is not known to cause seizures. Ask your doctor to be sure. For information, visit http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/thalassemia-the-basics. ...Read more

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What are the natural sources of vitamin b12? How much B12 need for my 7 months old baby? She have hb e beta thalassemia.Pls advice.

What are the natural sources of vitamin b12? How much B12 need for my 7 months old baby? She have hb e beta thalassemia.Pls advice.

Lot of sources: Vit B12 is a common supplement in a lot of foods such as breads. It is naturally found in plenty of animal-based foods such as meat, liver, eggs, milk &dairy.
If the baby has beta thal, the baby should have a pediatrician or hematologist who guides how much B12 the baby needs, if any at all. ...Read more

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Whats are the natural source of vitamin e? My 6.5 months baby who have hb e beta thalassemia can she get vitamin E capsule? Pls advice.

Whats are the natural source of vitamin e? My 6.5 months baby who have hb e beta thalassemia can she get vitamin E capsule? Pls advice.

Natural sources: Natural sources of vitamin e would be mango or almond milk barring no allergies to these foods. Spinach is also high in vitamin e. No more than 4mg or 6 ius daily. Too much vitamin e is not good for you. ...Read more

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My doctor adviced hb f will be reduce when my baby will be 1 yr old.Then may be my babies hb e/beta thallassemia will improve?Pls advice.

My doctor adviced hb f will be reduce when my baby will be 1 yr old.Then may be my babies hb e/beta thallassemia will improve?Pls advice.

Maybe: Fetal hemoglobin __f hemoglobin--usually decreases by the 18th month of life. Usually when fetal hemoglobin goes down another hemoglobin goes up.
Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is daily 5 ml Zinc & Vit B complex syrup applicable for 10 months 12 days hb e beta thall baby?She needs transfusion and got 4 times transfusion.

Is daily 5 ml Zinc & Vit B complex syrup applicable for 10 months 12 days hb e beta thall baby?She needs transfusion and got 4 times transfusion.

Check with doctor: You need to ask the doctor caring for the baby. Dosages of meds are based on the size of babies and there is always a risk of drug interactions. Your doctor should always be told everything the patient is taking including over the counter meds. ...Read more

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My 11 months baby is totally not interested to taking milk and solid food.She have hb e beta thall and has got 5 times transfusion.Please advice...

My 11 months baby is totally not interested to taking milk and solid food.She have hb e beta thall and has got 5 times transfusion.Please advice...

See Your Doctor NOW: 11 mos old has transfusion dependent Hg E Beta Thalassemia, a genetic disorder of hemoglobin production leading to anemia; can be mild or transfusion dependent (severe). Your baby is at risk for serious anemia & transfusion complications. A decrease in baby's appetite can indicate acute problems such as severe anemia, heart failure, iron overload, & more. See doctor NOW for exam & prompt treatment ...Read more

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