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How Much Lifespan Does A Child Have Who Is Suffering From Major Thalassemia
It varies: Beta-thal major is a serious blood disorder that requires significant medical care. These children require regular blood transfusions and then treatments to keep their body from holding on to too much iron from these transfusions. Some children are cured of this disease with a bone marrow transplant, and if successful, may have a normal life span, but not all children are eligible for transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beta: 20's to 30's: Alpha thalassemia major is fatal before birth in almost all cases. Beta thalassemia major babies look normal at birth. Symptoms start after age 6-8 months. If good treatment starts then, with regular transfusions, plus chelation to remove excess iron, patients can survive into their 20's and 30's. Medical care and technologies improve over time, so that patients today may live longer than before. ...Read more
After how much time does the child suffering from thalassemia major show symptoms of disease after birth?
6-8 months for beta: Alpha thalassemia major is generally fatal before birth, with just rare cases born alive. Beta thalassemia major babies look normal at birth because fetal hemoglobin doesn't need beta globulin. As fetal hemoglobin goes away and adult hemoglobin starts being made, the baby will feel the effects of his lack of beta globulin. Symptoms start after the first 6-8 months of life. ...Read more
Following how much time does the child suffering from thalassemia major show symptoms of disease after birth?
My child is suffering from thalassemia major & advised for a spleen removal operation after few weeks, is this normal?
Thalassemia Major: Treatment for thalassemia major often involves regular blood transfusions and folate (folic acid) supplements. If you receive blood transfusions, you should not take iron supplements. Doing so can cause a high amount of iron to build up in the body, which can be harmful. Persons who receive significant numbers of blood transfusions need a treatment called chelation therapy to remove excess iron from the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-8 months for beta: Alpha thalassemia major is generally fatal before birth, with just rare cases born alive. Beta thalassemia major babies look normal at birth because fetal hemoglobin doesn't need beta globulin. As fetal hemoglobin goes away and adult hemoglobin starts being made, the baby will feel the effects of his lack of beta globulin. Symptoms start after the first 6-8 months of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is absence of HbA in 4 month baby (only has HbF and HbA2 ) a lab diagnosis of minor beta thalassemia or major beta thalassemia ?(educational question)
Beta Thalassemia...: Great info... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_thalassemiaGet a more detailed answer ›
Poor oxygen/nutrient: Thalessemia major is a genetric disorder which can and typically cause significant /severe anmia. The normal blood is essential to carry oxygen and nutrients to all organs/body tissues. A child with severe anemia will likely experience stunned growth/pubertal development because of pooor oxygen/nutrients needed for propper growth/development. Many have shortened lifespan. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I have beta thalassemia and I have hemoglibin d, my fiancee has minor beta thalassemia, is there any problem for our child in future?
My wife has minor thalassemia.we plan to have child this yearWhat step should we take to make sure child will have no problem? What is the possibility
My husband and I just received news that we both have beta Thalassemia. He is Caucasian and I'm Indian. What are the chances of our child getting this?
Depends: Thalassemia is autosomal recessive. That means that you only get the disease if you have the gene on both of your chromosome pairs. If you and your husband both have the actual disease, there is a 100% chance your children will have it. If you both have trait (one normal and one disease gene), there is a 25% chance they will have it, and a 50% chance they will be a carrier. I have attached a pic. ...Read more
I have thalassemia minor. My question is, if my husband is normal can my child be born normal too?
Yes: If one parent has thalassemia minor, and the other parent has normal hemoglobin (not a carrier of Alpha thal, beta thal, sickle cell, etc...), then the children of the two parents will be normal (have normal hemoglobin), or close to normal (have thal minor). Thal minor generally doesn't cause symptoms. In rare cases, a new or additional mutation could occur and make the situation more complicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Patients with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and vision loss, among other things. It's essential that all patients with diabetes take their medication as directed, eat a healthy diet, and get exercise. Taking good care of diabetes will help the body stay healthier longer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Which low iron fruits are good for a e beta thalassemia child?Which are low iron fruits?Pls advice..
Complicated diet: Avoid prunes and prune juice, spinach, watermelon,leafy green vegetables, fav beans, dates, raisins, peas and broccoli. Also avoid meats, peanut butter, tofu, infant cereals and other cereals fortified with iron, flour tortillas, anything cooked in a cast iron skillet. Avoid citrus with meals as it increases iron absorption. Your child will need to have limited iron intake as well as vitamin and essential mineral supplements under the direction of a nutritionist with experience in thalassemia. It is essential that diet be guided with nutrition consultation. Tea with meals suppresses absorption of iron. ...Read more
My 4 months child have e/beta thalassemia.After transfusion her hb is 12.5. Is it will be severe when she grown-up?
Beta- Thalassemia: 2 types of beta- thalassemia . Minor and major. Minor causes mild anemia and do not responds to iron therapy. Major, ( cooley anemia ) causes severe anemia, and pt requires multiple blood tranfusions. Major is the most common worldwide cause of transfusion- dependent anemia. Liver and spleen are markedly enlarged .Inadequate tranfusion leads to recurrent inf, fracture of bones, poor growth etc. ...Read more
My husband have e trait and I have beta thalassemia minor and we have 1 child.What will be the result of our current and future baby?
My husband have e trait and i've beta thalassemia minor and we have 1 child.After which month we will test our baby?Now she have passed 3 months.
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