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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
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
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 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
Asthma: See your asthma specialist. Maybe it is simply the cold air that is triggering the asthma, but 70% of asthma is triggered by allergies....Maybe the allergies are triggering the winter-time asthma. Every patient needs to be treated individually, so it is not safe to provide treatment simply through the internet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LOts: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs that if left untreated can be very serious and potentially fatal. Fortunately, with proper evaluation and treatment most patients will do very well. Like any disease ongoing monitoring and management are required to optimize the patients condition. Identification of triggers and use of controller medications and rescue medications as needed. ...Read more
My niece who's almost 21, has recently had sudden panick attacks. Shes always been very outgoing. Shes an only child she has many friends. Recently she has been suffering from acute sudden panic attacks where she can't even be in public. My concern is
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose her but so far you haven't listed symptoms that would be particularly suspicious for either bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Although antidepressants can make some people with bipolar disorder feel more irritable or markedly enhance their energy level, the description of why she didn't like the antidepressants didn't appear that unusual. People in the prodrome of schizophrenia certainly can have a cognitive decline and function more poorly in many areas of their life. However, maybe she is having academic problems due to depression, due to stress or maybe she has too difficult an academic load. If her psychiatrists are having difficulty diagnosing her, then psychological testing by a clinical psychologist might help with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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