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What Are The Different Types Of Hemoglobinopathies
Various: These relate to hemoglobin, the molecule that helps transport oxygen, and is made of 4 subunits. Adults have 2alpha & 2beta, while kids have 2alpha & 2gamma. Other minor forms also exist. Any disorder that alters these subunits can lead to hemoglobinopathy, some of which have no significance (d and e) and others that may (thalassemia & sickle cell). ...Read more
Trait vs disease.: Hemoglobinopathies are a variety of inherited diseases where the hemoglobin molecule (part of RBC that attaches to o2 which all cells need to live) is malformed. Examples are sickle cell & thalassemia anemia. Abnormal gene from one parent, usually have 'trait' and live healthy life. Gene from each parent, get the disease: infection, stress, a cold, other events can set off a crisis and instability. ...Read more
Depends on disease: Thalassemia and sickle cell disease are the two most common hemoglobinopathies. They both have very different symptoms. Thal patients may have symptoms of anemia like feeling tired and some may need life long blood transfusions. Sickle patients may have pain crisis, infections, chest crisis, strokes, chronic organ damage. ...Read more
Most so not: Most have altered hemoglobin in the form of "trait." Those individuals may only have small red cells but no anemia. However, patients who have full blown hemoglobinopathy are usually anemic. There are many forms of hemoglobinopathies... Such as thalassemia. Sickle cell disease vs trait is another type of altered hemoglobin. ...Read more
Hbg electrophoresis: The usual approach is to perform a hemoglobin electrophoresis. On occasion other more esoteric specific testing may be required depending on the patient's manifestations and family history of known type. You should be seeing a hematologist. ...Read more
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
What does it mean if I'm a carrier of beta chain-related hemoglobinopathy and spinal muscular atrophy?
Carrier status: SMA is an autosomal recessive neuromuscular disease To be a carrier means you have one 5q deletion on chromosome 5. Beta chain hemoglobinopathy means you have an altered beta chain of hemoglobin as seen in diseases such as sickle cell. Carrier status means you do not have disease but have ability to pass it on to offspring who will have disease if other parent is carrier and passes it on as well. ...Read more
A 4 month old's hemoglobinopathy test is indeterminate. Mother is fa and father is aa (both normal). Is the baby atrisk?
Not likely: This is a bit unusual. In a condition known as hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin (hpfe) there is an elevated amount of fetal hemoglobin present. This is reported as af, as there is always more HGB a than f present, unless you have thalassemia trait as well. If mom is not anemic, shouldn't be a problem. Not sure what testing was done to demonstrate that dad is aa rather than a/thal though. ...Read more
I have a hemoglobinopathy (not sickle cell or thalassemia). At what point is medication considered for my anemia?
Symptoms or severe: Depends on specific etiology, as treatments may vary significantly. Generally aggressive tx like transfusions are avoided except in emergencies, but other tx will be considered if there are sxs (like dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath) or if the blood level is low enough to cause other issues (e.g., high-output heart failure). Diet may be important as well in minimizing or avoiding meds. ...Read more
I don't have a question at the moment, but the program won't continue without me typing something?
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Is there a condition that causes people to mix letters up when typing, e.g. "how" as "hwo" or "ends" as "neds"? This has been happening ALOT!
Please Clarify: A low vitamin d level would not cause pain. I am unsure where your pain is or why you were taught that the vitamin d level would be the cause of it. ...Read more
Probably Not: Sprains usually come from some type of injury. Typing can cause overuse injuries such as tendinitis. Try rest, ice and over the counter anti inflammatory medications such as advil or aleve (naproxen). If you symptoms do not improve I would recommend you see a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Posture: The best posture is sitting upright with your back straight. Avoid slouching or leaning forward. Try not to rest your hands or forearms on any solid surface. Take frequent breaks and try to avoid being in one position for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more
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Acute neuro problem: Sudden loss of ability to perform fine finger/hand coordination activity could be due to a small stroke, at an age. Have it checked out. Now. ...Read more
Go to see a doctor: To check you out, it could be serious problem? ...Read more
Several: Difficulty typing can be related to motor control or executive function, both of which can be affected by neurodegenerative diseases but also by diseases of the peripheral nervous system. If this problem is consistent, I would recommend further conversation with me: www. Healthtap. Com/drileneruhoy and use key code RQMXWM or see your physician for further evaluation and management. ...Read more
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the location of the fracture. Fractures at the proximal 4th metacarpal can be treated with a short arm cast with fingers free and you could potentially continue typing immediately. Fractures more distal Often come out over the fingers and it would be difficult to type until cast removed which would usually be 4-6 weeks ...Read more
After day of heavy typing, my left pinky feels weird. My strength, reaction time, and sensation are normal. It feels vague and stiff. Why? Help :- (
Usually with physical activities such as typing it is possible to suffer overuse injuries to our digits. It is a good sign if you do not have significant pain in your pinky. Repetitive stress or overuse injuries can include tendon strain and tendonitis, which are likely with your clinical picture. Try to rest your affected pinky by using other fingers to do its typing jobs. ...Read more
I am having disorganized thoughts. For example my internal thought process will go "Finish typing this sentence cardboard sweater". What could this be?
Talk about it in Tx: It is probably frightening, but it can be a less terrible Dx than psychosis. Describe it in accurate detail to your therapist. If they think it is something you can work on, that's good if not ask for a referral. Eval and Tx plan is what you need. Whatever it is, you'll be able to start to deal with it. Don't give up and try to feel strong. Then you can meet this challenge. Best! ...Read more
Frequent typing might increase the risk to suffer from various pain symptoms in the wrists and fingers since you put stress on nerves passing between the lower arm and hand.
The best position to minimize pain is to support the base of the hand on a soft pad and have the wrists bent slightly upwards.
Frequent rests are important. ...Read more
HLA typing: Describes the determination of proteins on the cell surface which the immune system utilizes to assign self and not self. There are multiple genes which encode these proteins on chromosome 6. ...Read more
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