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I have hemophilia A. What can I do to take care of myself?

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To help manage your hemophilia:

  • Keep up with your treatment, and follow your doctor's advice.
  • Handle injuries correctly. Clean small ones, and apply pressure and a bandage. Serious injuries need medical attention.
  • Tell all your health care professionals about your or your child’s hemophilia, and check with your doctor about medicines you should and shouldn't take.
  • Stay active, since strength makes injuries less likely.

From: Hemophilia A WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Hemophilia."

Medscape: "Hemophilia A."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Hemophilia."

National Hemophilia Foundation: " "Hemophilia A," "Hemophilia A (Factor VIII Deficiency)."

Medscape: "Acquired Hemophilia." National Hemophilia Foundation: "Comprehensive Medical Care: HTCs." Mayo Clinic: "Hemophilia."

UpToDate: "Hemophilia A and B: Routine management including prophylaxis."

National Institutes of Health: "Hemophilia A."

The Haemophilia Society: "Extended half-life (EHL) factor VIII."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 13, 2018

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Hemophilia."

Medscape: "Hemophilia A."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Hemophilia."

National Hemophilia Foundation: " "Hemophilia A," "Hemophilia A (Factor VIII Deficiency)."

Medscape: "Acquired Hemophilia." National Hemophilia Foundation: "Comprehensive Medical Care: HTCs." Mayo Clinic: "Hemophilia."

UpToDate: "Hemophilia A and B: Routine management including prophylaxis."

National Institutes of Health: "Hemophilia A."

The Haemophilia Society: "Extended half-life (EHL) factor VIII."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 13, 2018

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