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About Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a lifelong bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting properly. People with hemophilia do not have enough clotting factor, a protein in blood that controls bleeding. The severity of a person’s hemophilia depends on the amount of clotting factor that is missing.

A person with hemophilia does not bleed faster than anyone else, but bleeding may last longer. The main danger is uncontrolled internal bleeding that starts spontaneously or results from injury. Bleeding into joints and muscles can cause stiffness, pain, severe joint damage, disability, and sometimes death.

Problems of Hemophilia

  • Due to repeated bleeds, the joints get affected and many become crippled.
  • Attendance in school ,college and at work is affected.
  • Hemophilia of even one person casts a shadow on the family mental health
  • Financial burden due to huge cost of treatment

Importance of Phyisotherapy in Hemophilia

  • Improves strength of muscles & stability of joints
  • Reduces the frequency of bleeds
  • Relieves Contractures & stiffness
  • Prevents crippling deformity
  • Reduces the factor replacement requirements
  • Improves the quality of life

Hemophilia at a Glance

 
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