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Dr. Oscar Novick
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How we can get thalassemia details?

How we can get thalassemia details?

See below: http://www.childrenscbf.org/resource_detail.php?id=41&gclid=cis2n4o2mrycfzfamgodxqiafq.

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How common is it for somebody to get thalassemia?

Trait is more common: The thalassemia trait is a fairly common finding in certain ethnic groups (those of mediterranean, african, and some asian descents). The trait is generally a mild condition the contributes to a mild form of anemia that generally does not cause any problems. If both genes are affected, a child will have thalassemia which causes a much more significant type of anemia. That condition is more rare. ...Read more

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Is there any specific pattern of inheritance in thalassemia?

Autosomal recessive: It is autosomal recessive inheritance. If two parents are carriers, 25% normal, 50% carriers, and 25% affected with disease. I hope this helps. :) ...Read more

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I'm suffering from thalassemia. Is there anything I should eat and should not eat?

I'm suffering from thalassemia. Is there anything I should eat and should not eat?

Depending upon the..: Type and severity of your thalassemia syndrome, you could experience hemolysis from damage to the red cell membrane that accompanies the accumulation of globin aggregates. As such folate (folic acid) and a multivitamin with B12 is reasonable. Some pts with thal ayndromes are also at risk for iron overload from increased absorption and/or transfusions. Otherwise, i'm not aware of a specific thalassemia diet. ...Read more

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Does thalassemia alpha shorten life?

Does thalassemia alpha shorten life?

Depends: There are four grades of severity of alpha thalassemia. Lack of one or two genes would not affect the life span. Lack of three genes may alter health and life span. Lack of all four genes is generally not compatible with life. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of beta thalassemia?

What are the symptoms of beta thalassemia?

Anemia: Sever anemia, massive hepatosplenomegaly ,sever growth retardation , bony deformities,mongoloid facies. ...Read more

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What should a patient do to reduce thalassemia?

What should a patient do to reduce thalassemia?

Not sure what u mean: Thalassemia is a constitutional deficiency in the production of one of the globin chains. There are many variants that manifest a wide severity of symptoms from none to transfusion dependence. Alpha thal major (lack of Alpha chain synthesis is incompatible with life. People with thalassemia syndromes need to be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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If someone had beta thalassemia, it is dangerous?

Depends on type...: There are different types of beta thalassemia (minor, intermedia, or major for example) that have much different impacts on a patient's health. Treatment can range from nothing (minor) to requiring frequent blood transfusions, iron chelation therapy or even a bone marrow transplant (major). A hematologist can help with the management of all types. ...Read more

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Is thalassemia minor linked to ADD?

Not linked: 2 seperate conditions, no ink or causation that science know of so far ...Read more

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What are some intermediate treatments for thalassemia?

Transfusion: transfusion to keep Hb safe (Hb grater 10g pr dl),so it promote normal initial growth and development,limit massive hepatosplenomegaly,prevent bony abnormality ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thalassemia and hemoglobinopathy?

Hereditary anemia: Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such as thailand, laos, et. ...Read more

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What are the differences between thalassemia minor and thalassemia intermedia?

Anemia: Thalassemia intermedia have sever anemia,growth retardation,hepatosplenomegalia ,but no regular transfusion requirement, thalassemia minor they have mild anemia with microcytosis ans hypochromia. ...Read more

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Which fruits have iron or which fruits are suitable for thalassemia patient?

Fruits will not help: Iron can only help if there is iron deficiency on account of blood loss. Thalassemia has a genetic problem in making adequate amounts of blood....So we have a problem in not being able to fix the genetic abnormality ...So the solution for this disease is complex...Only an expert hematologist can help you manage this life long problem. ...Read more

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Does co-q10 have any benefitial or adverse affects for patients with thalassemia?

No adverse effects: It does not have any adverse effects, and some feels it may have some benefits in patients with thalasemia as thalasemia patients have low levels of co q-10. ...Read more

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How was alpha thalassemia named?

How was alpha thalassemia named?

Conventional: As scientists investigated hemoglobin, the complicated compound in red blood cells that carries oxygen, they learned that it was made up of 5 parts; 4 of these are 2 copies each of 2 different proteins. They named these Alpha chains and beta chains. If you inherit a condition where the Alpha chains are produced in smaller amounts than normal, you have Alpha thalassemia. ...Read more

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Can alpha thalassemia be dominant?

Not quite: People normally have 4 Alpha globulin genes. A mutation in 1, 2, 3, or all 4 genes leads to the 4 levels of Alpha thalassemia. The genetics of the disorder is not all-or-none, not dominant-recessive. Instead, the more mutations, the worse the disease. One mutation = silent carrier (no symptoms), 2 muta. = Alpha trait (mild symptoms), 3 muta. = HGB h (moderate symptoms), 4 muta. = bart's (deaths). ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Engel
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Thalassemia (Definition)

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