Lets Educate Our People About Thalassemia To Stop This Disease
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by less hemoglobin and fewer red blood cells in your body than normal. Several types of thalassemia exist, including alpha-thalassemia, beta-thalassemia intermedia, Cooley’s anemia and Mediterranean anemia.
Hemoglobin is the substance in your red blood cells that allows them to carry oxygen. The low hemoglobin and fewer red blood cells of thalassemia may cause anemia, leaving you fatigued. If you have mild thalassemia, you may not need treatment. But, if you have a more severe form of thalassemia, you may need regular blood transfusions. You can also take steps on your own to cope with fatigue, such as choosing a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
One decision which I want to give it to all of you is before getting married have a CBC (Blood test) so that a girl and a guy do not regret all of their lives, as it is one of the painful diseases for the parents of survivors. If you are a carrier of thalassemia get it cured on time before it’s too late, it’s a disease we all can stop it by educating ourselves about it. I request every journalist to speak and write about this disease.
General questions people have in their mind and that is what are the symptoms of it, Thalassemia symptoms include:
Yellow discoloration of skin (jaundice)
Facial bone deformities
Signs and symptoms of this disease may vary upon the stage you are in of Thalassemia. Some babies show signs and symptoms of thalassemia at birth, while others may develop signs or symptoms during the first two years of life. Some people who have only one affected hemoglobin gene don’t experience any thalassemia symptoms.
Family history of thalassemia. Thalassemia is passed from parents to children through mutated hemoglobin genes. If you have a family history of thalassemia, you may have an increased risk of the condition.
Certain ancestry. Thalassemia occurs most often in people of Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Asian and African ancestry.
Note: Source of the article is from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thalassemia/basics/complications/con-20030316