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Transcript of HEMOPHILIA
Von Willebrand disease
Hemophilia is a blood clotting disorder
People with hemophilia experience internal + external bleeding
Cause is an environmental trigger that alarms your body .
It is genetic, making your likely hood of receiving this after your family is very high.
Hemophilia affects 1 in 5,000 male births in the U.S. and approximately 400 babies are born with hemophilia each year. 400,000 people worldwide are living with hemophilia and about 20,000 are living with it in the United States alone.
Bruising, especially a large, lumpy bruise.
Bleeding for no known reason.
Blood in the urine or stool.
Bleeding that does not stop after getting a cut, having a tooth out, getting an injury to the mouth or having surgery.
Bleeding that does not stop after circumcision.
Who Does This Effect:
Hemophilia mostly effects male births, but females still can receive this from their father's genes. This can happen at any time in your life.
Main treatments for hemophilia are called replacement therapy. In this, they infuse clotting factors to either add or replace normal clotting in the blood.
Success Rate of Treatments:
The success rate of replacement therapy is a 30-80% chance of recovery.
You can prevent hemophilia by receiving vaccinations of hepatitis B shots as an infant.