Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Did you know...?

  • Women can have eggs removed and tested for hemophilia.  Only the eggs without the disease are fertilized and injected into the woman's body. 
  • Aspirin, ibuprofen, and appoxen will make a hemophiliac's stomach bleed.
  • All people with hemophilia should be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B
  • Bleeding of the head and brain are the second most common places for bleeding in babies, making it particularly difficult to diagnose.
  • The average price for treatment is between $60,000 to $200,000 annually, not including complications.
  • Life expectancy of a hemophiliac is dependent on the severity of the disease and the amount of treatment available or received: without treatment, death typically falls before adulthood, but with treatment, there is only a ten year shorter life expectancy for the average hemophiliac.
  • Queen Victoria had hemophilia, spreading it to her heirs and across European royalty, coining the term "royal disease".
  • Joint swelling and bleeding, bringing on lots of pain, is an unfortunate symptom. However, with regular exercise, aside from contact sports, the bleeding risk lowers.

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