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What Is Lifespan For Hemophiliac
Lengthy: Modern medicine can replace the missing clotting factor giving hemophiliacs a normal life expectancy. Treatment for problems is also excellent and so hemophiliacs should do well with reasonable access to care. ...Read more
Several options: The medicines for stopping or preventing bleeding for patients with von willebrand's disease include DDAVP (desmopressin injection, and stymate nasal spray), Amicar (epsilon aminocaproic acid), tranexamic acid, and von willebrand's factor/factor viii concentrates). Which one one should choose depends on the severity of disease and severity of bleeding. It should be decided by a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiomyopathy: Although it is difficult to put a time line on this condition, these patients eventually will need cardiac transplant and accordingly they should be referred to a transplant center so that they can placed on transplant list. Occasionally, cardiomyopathy may be part of another disease such as muscular dystrophy in which case the life expectancy is more likely related to that underlying disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The goal of therapy is to reduce myocardial oxygen consumption: reduce heart rate, contractility and wall stress. Betablockers, calcium channel blockers, nitrates and Ranolazine are all used. Aspirin and statins are used to prevent clotting and progression of disease. Anemia should be corrected if present. No smoking. Prognosis depends on on the extent of disease and overall health of the heart. ...Read more
In general: The prognosis is fair to good. Young patients with severe aplasia are taken to transplant with about 85% cure. Older patients are managed with immunosuppression and can also do quite well. Recurrent infections are of concern, and the supportive care options, especially for fungi, have improved in recent years. ...Read more
What is the prognosis for a person suffering from severe hemophilia, but getting regular factor viii replacement therapy?
Depends: It depends on the body system that is involved. If it is limited to the eyes and mouth, then the life expectancy should be normal, with uveitis and apthous stomatitis as chronic illnesses. However, if there is heart or lung involvement, with aneurysmal dilation of vessels within these vital structures, a person could end up in early heart or respiratory failure, shortening the life expectancy. ...Read more
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
Sickle cell future: As we better understand sickle cell disease, we hope to increase the quality of life for those affected by this disease. It is essential for those who have this disease to see a physician who specializes in sickle cell. For those with very severe disease, bone marrow transplantation may offer a cure. For others, screening and healthy lifestyle choices will help manage their disease. ...Read more
Clotting problem: Hemophilia is a hereditary blood disorder in which the person is deficient in one of the body's clotting factors (factor viii for hemophilia a and factor ix for hemophilia b). Therefore the blood does not clot correctly after an injury. Depending on severity, patients with hemophilia bleed and bruise easily and for a longer time. Some may even bleed into their joints, muscles, or brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Survival in myeloma depends on a number of factors. First, is stage. Second is chromosomal abnormalities. Some have a good prognosis, others not so good. In general we think that myeloma is not usually curable with standard therapies, but survival is getting better with our newer agents, so that living 10 years is not unusual. Cure may be possible with allogeneic bone marrow transplant. ...Read more
Hugely variable: No two cases are alike, and the illness is modified by other genes. One of the board members of one of my medical schools was a successful and popular physician who had the illness. Best wishes. ...Read more
Undetermined: Potential depends on the severity of the defect and associated features. Many die before birth and most have a brief existence.The defect involves a great range from very major to minor, with longevity matching the degree of defect. See www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/holoprosencephaly for more information ...Read more
None specific: The diagnosis is primarily clinical based on skin lesions. There are two major genetic forms and diagnosis may be confirmed by genetic testing. Treatment is based on the symptoms and organ system affected. See the site below: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/neurofibromatosis/neurofibromatosis.Htm. ...Read more
Von Hippel-Lindau: Von hippel-lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and usually appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of von hippel-lindau syndrome can occur throughout life. ...Read more
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