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What Is The Best Treatment For Thalesima
Variable treatment: There are 2 kinds, Alpha and beta thalassemias. Severe thalassemias require blood transfusions or stem cell transplant. Thalassemia trait has mild anemia and doesn't need treatment. In between this, occasional blood transfusions may be needed. Iron overload from blood transfusions can be a problem. Check out this website for good information: www.Thalassemia.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can not: It is a genetic condition, which can declare itself as anemia. Carriers may have had inborn protection from malaria. You should learn as much as possible about your condition and it's inheritance. Your doc may refer you to a hematologist if your condition is severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just been diagnosed with thalassemia, doc didn't tell me much as he had a lot of patients, what is it n is there any treatment?
No treatment: No specific treatment for thal minor--may take folic acid, but this will not affect the thal minor which is genetic. Your blood counts should be explained to you by your doctor. Please ask. If your spouse has thal minor, you could produce a child with thal major, a serious problem. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with heterozygous beta thalassemia . My iron levels was 6. This concerned me. Friend said iron treatment i'll get sick? What to do?
I'm a bit skeptical: I find it surprising that a diagnosis of beta thal trait could have gone undiscovered for 37 years. Moreover, in the context of fe deficiency (which is suggested by a serum fe of 6), you can't definitively diagnose beta-thal trait. In an fe replete state, beta thal trait is suggested by a hemoglobin a2 (alpha2/delta2) of >3.5% i would correct the fe deficiency, then repeat the hgba2 quantitation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What i need to do once i had diagnose "beta thalassemia" by doctor? What treatment I should do? Please help me doctor..
Nothing: If you were just diagnosed with beta thalassemia at age 26, you must have the "minor" form, beta-thalassemia trait. You most likely have mild microcytic anemia that has been present all of your life. The only issue is that if your partner has beta-thalassemia trait, then you could have a child with severe transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia major. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hematologists (blood specialists) evaluate persons with both sickle cell trait and Alpha thalassemia disease. The sickling should not be a problem, because the person is only sickle trait, and Alpha thal. Mutations seem to lessen the tendency of blood cells to sickle from the sickle cell mutation. Persons with both sickle trait and Alpha thal. Trait probably won't have symptoms needing treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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