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Is There A Cure For Thalassemia
Transplant for thal: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the cure for severe thalassemia, both Alpha and beta. The best results are when the donor is a brother or sister with a good tissue match to the patient. You can read about treatments on this website: www.Thalassemia.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marrow Transplant: Currently the only way to "cure" thalassemia is to replace enough of the marrow cells that make red cells/ hemoglobin to result in normal oxygen carrying and delivery as well as reduced numbers of fragile red cells. And the only way to do this is by bone marrow transplantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will thalassemia minor affect my boxing carrer? Please explain and what's the best cure for it...Thanks
You're fine: I'm a ringside physician and want to reassure you. This isn't something you need to treat, or can treat. It's a minor genetic variant. It won't affect your boxing. If you plan to marry and raise a family, be sure to know what can happen if you marry another person with your type of thal minor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not much: You have a genetic affliction, the thalassemia is in your genes & will be there forever. The positive igg for rubella and CMV are not diseases, they are indications that you developed antibodies to these germs by having the vaccine or a case in the past.You should not get either again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thalassemia: Thalassemia is a deficiency in the production of one of the globin chains (alpha or beta) that make up hemoglobin. Normally synthesis of these is balanced. When imbalanced, one globin accumulates relative to the other forming inclusions that are damaging to the red cells that contain them. There are many thal variants that manifest a wide severity of symptoms from none to transfusion dependence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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