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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Hemoglobin H Disease (Overview)

Hemoglobin is composed of alpha and beta chains. In hemoglobin H disease, the beta chains are normal but there is little or no alpha chain produced.


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What are the symptoms of hemoglobin h disease?

What are the symptoms of hemoglobin h disease?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
30 doctors shared insights

Hemoglobin H Disease (Overview)

Hemoglobin is composed of alpha and beta chains. In hemoglobin H disease, the beta chains are normal but there is little or no alpha chain produced.


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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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What are the tests for hemoglobin h disease?

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What is the treatment for hemoglobin h disease?

What is the treatment for hemoglobin h disease?

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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What the heck is hemoglobin h disease really?

What the heck is hemoglobin h disease really?

Specific Anemia Type: Alpha-thallesemia is commonly called h-disease and it is a genetic disorder of blood cell production in which only a portion of the proteins (globin chains) is affected. The severity is determined by which chain is affected--generally there are 4 chains, conveniently name 1, 2, 3, 4. It not possible to explain having <100 characters left here. Check with your doc for more info. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hemoglobin h disease?

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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What the heck is hemoglobin h disease really?

Specific Anemia Type: Alpha-thallesemia is commonly called h-disease and it is a genetic disorder of blood cell production in which only a portion of the proteins (globin chains) is affected. The severity is determined by which chain is affected--generally there are 4 chains, conveniently name 1, 2, 3, 4. It not possible to explain having <100 characters left here. Check with your doc for more info. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemoglobin h disease?

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
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Cover nose and mouth
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Avoid unnecessary contact
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Alert providers of contagion
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What is the definition or description of: Hemoglobin H disease?

Thalassemia: Hemoglobin is composed of alpha and beta chains. In hemoglobin H disease, the beta chains are normal but there is little or no alpha chain produced. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hemoglobin h disease?

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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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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Does the doctor need to do to tests to be sure if the diagnosis is hemoglobin h disease?

Yes: Hemoglobin evaluation is available through most laboratories, either at a hospital of free standing labs. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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What is hemoglobin j? Does it have any relationship with alpha thalassemia?

What is hemoglobin j? Does it have any relationship with alpha thalassemia?

Uncertain: Hemoglobin j is actually a group of at least 50 variants that share a common rapid mobility in electrophoresis and ief. Mutations can occur in either the Alpha or beta chains. Most oftenpresent in the heterozygous state and clinically silent. Because of this, and the limited information about them in relation to other abnormal hemoglobins, a relationship with thalassemia syndromes is not known. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Alpha Thalassemia (Definition)

A blood disorder that reduces the production of hemoglobin (the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to ...Read more