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Everything To Know About Bleeding Disorders

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Conditions that affects the way your blood clots is known as a bleeding disorder.


Studies have shown that 1 in 5 women consult a doctor for heavy bleeding during periods. [1]


The doctor might conduct a blood test, platelet aggregation test or a bleeding time test to diagnose this condition.
Can happen to both men and women.


Bleeding disorder can cause abnormal bleeding both outside and inside the body. Amount of blood leaving your body may drastically increase, or bleeding may occur under the skin or in organs like the brain. It might be caused due to low count of red blood cells, vitamin K deficiency and side effects from certain medications. There are various types of bleeding disorders like hemophilia A and B, factor II, V, VII, X, or XII deficiencies and Von Willebrand's disease.


Symptoms


They vary depending on the type of bleeding disorder, but common symptom includes:


Easy bruising.
Frequent and regular nosebleeds.
Excessive bleeding during menstruation and also after delivery.
Unexplained and excessive bleeding from small cuts or joints.
Prologoned joint bleeding.


Treatment


Self-Care: At home your doctor might recommend you to take a diet rich in iron and also live a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise.
Medications:
Iron Supplements: Your doctor might prescribe iron supplements to replenish the amount of iron in your body in case of significant blood loss.
Blood transfusion: It replaces the lost blood with blood taken from donor.
Other Treatments: Some bleeding disorders are treated with topical products or nasal sprays. Other disorders like hemophilia, can be treated with factor replacement therapy.
Specialists: At mfine, you can consult a doctor for a better understanding of this disease and get a comprehensive treatment program.

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