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.