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Should people with hemophilia exercise and play sports?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: W mild to moderate

Hemophilia yes.
One must be quite cautious with exercise with a severe condition. All forms of activity should be d/w the patient's physician beforehand. He following sports are considered safe if you have mild to moderate hemophilia: archery, aquatics, elliptical machine, stationary bike, frisbee, golf, hiking, tai chi, swimming & walking. Heavy exertion, power lifting & contact sports are not.

In brief: W mild to moderate

Hemophilia yes.
One must be quite cautious with exercise with a severe condition. All forms of activity should be d/w the patient's physician beforehand. He following sports are considered safe if you have mild to moderate hemophilia: archery, aquatics, elliptical machine, stationary bike, frisbee, golf, hiking, tai chi, swimming & walking. Heavy exertion, power lifting & contact sports are not.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
recommended. With this said, it is imperative that you discuss sports with your physician who knows you best. For a more complete listing of sports & level of safety for each see: http://www.hemophilia.org/NHFWeb/Resource/StaticPages/menu0/menu2/menu35/menu204/PlayingItSafe.pdf
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Excercise is healthy

They should be cautious which excercises and sports to participate in.
I.E avoid contact sports...

In brief: Excercise is healthy

They should be cautious which excercises and sports to participate in.
I.E avoid contact sports...
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes! but...

http://www.cps.ca/english/statements/hal/hal10-01.
htm#hemophilia http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc233179/.

In brief: Yes! but...

http://www.cps.ca/english/statements/hal/hal10-01.
htm#hemophilia http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc233179/.
Dr. Douglas Chang
Dr. Douglas Chang
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