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Hemoglobin D Trait
Usually none: Patients with hemoglobin d disease (both copies of the beta-hemoglobin gene carry the mutation) usually have mild anemia and no symptoms. If someone has both hemoglobin d and the mutation for sickle cell disease, they can have health problems. For an excellent overview of hemoglobin d, see: http://www.Stjude.Org/stjude/v/index.Jsp?Vgnextoid=30f0db6324d6f110vgnvcm1000001e0215acrcrd. ...Read more
What is the hemoglobin range of thalassemia disease or trait? Up to when consider is it trait or disease?
What do you suggest if i'm a thalasamia trait patient with hemoglobin level 10 %. Can I do workouts like cardio & strength .?
It's possible. : Thalassemia is a condition characterized by reduced expression of either Alpha or beta globins, which together make up hemoglobin. There are people who have Alpha deficiencies that are clinically silent (so called silent carrier). Having a child with person with alpha-thal trait, for example, is one way to have a clinically significant alpha-thal. There are other possibilities as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a thalassemia trait patient with 10.6 % hemoglobin and I am also normocytic hypochromic anaemia . Can i go to gym and do workout ?
By all means!: I trust your personal physician is keeping an eye on your thal and will let you know if you develop additional anemia from some other cause. Absolutely -- getting into great physical shape is one of the finest gifts you can give yourself. Think about joining a group that does aerobic fitness together as well. ...Read more
Was tested for sickle cell and the trait. I do not have either one. But I have high hemoglobin s & low a. What other than sickle cell can cause this?
Sickle beta thal: If you have high HGB s and low HGB a, then you have sickle beta-plus thalassemia ( if you have HGB a1), or sickle beta-zero thalassemia. ( if you have HGB a2 not HGB a1). These are both forms of sickle cell disease not trait. Beta zero is just as severe as homozygous sickle cell anemia (hgb ss); beta plus is milder in terms of symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 2 & her doc said her hemoglobin level was a little low. 10.Something. Doc doesn't think it was anemia but a trait. What does that mean?
Anemia: Do you or does her father have an inherited red blood cell disorder like sickle cell anemia or thalassemia etc? Definitely you should ask your pediatrician further about what he/she means. What trait means most likely that she has a distinguishing genetically determined feature on her complete blood count result- that indicates mild abnormality on the rbc indices but not very significant. ...Read more
No: Hgb AC is a heterozygous genetic state that is not sickle cell trait ( Hgb AS). Patient's with Hgb AC are clinically well with at worst mild asymptomatic anemia (most are not anemic). Individuals with Hgb AC can have children with Hgb SC (a type of severe sickle cell hemoglobinopathy) if their partner has either sickle cell trait (25% chance) or sickle cell disease (50% chance) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer