Can a hemophile have a stroke

New patient guide to high blood pressure & hemophilia

Unfortunately, with the increase in life expectancy, the development of age-related diseases, such as B. diabetes mellitus, tumor diseases, osteoporosis or cardiovascular diseases. Haemophilia sufferers can be affected by high blood pressure. There is evidence that they suffer from it a little more often.

The new book by Dr. med. Angela Huth-Kühne and Dr. med. Peter Staritz: "High Blood Pressure & Haemophilia - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Therapy". Here you can also find out how a healthy lifestyle can be used to counteract high blood pressure and how the Hemophilia Center can offer advice and assistance in treating hypertension.

Since high blood pressure does not hurt and often does not cause any symptoms, regular blood pressure measurements are very important. The target values ​​can fluctuate here, depending on the risk factors and other concomitant diseases. However, there is no doubt that people of all ages benefit from lowering blood pressure; This significantly reduces the risk of secondary diseases such as stroke and heart attack.

Through a healthy lifestyle, anyone affected by hemophilia can have a positive influence on their individual blood pressure. In addition to a healthy diet, this includes sufficient exercise and stress management.

Affected patients can also obtain information about the clinical picture of high blood pressure and the latest scientific findings at the Hemophilia Center. In consultation with the family doctor / cardiologist, the haemophilia center takes on the task of identifying risk factors and providing special care for older patients.

Source of supply: in bookstores TRIAS Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8304-6001-5 or in the haemophilia centers

About hemophilia A.

Hemophilia A, also known colloquially as "hemophilia", is a genetic disease. Blood coagulation is disturbed by a deficiency or a defect in coagulation factor VIII (FVIII). Those affected therefore repeatedly experience bleeding in muscles, joints or other tissues, which can lead to long-term damage. External injuries, even if they are trivial, can have serious consequences because the blood coagulates more slowly than in healthy people. The gene for FVIII is on the X chromosome. This is why it is primarily boys and men who suffer from haemophilia A. Women are carriers of the disease and can pass it on to their sons. Women rarely suffer from the symptoms of hemophilia themselves.

In addition to hemophilia A, there is also hemophilia B, in which blood coagulation factor IX is affected. Hemophilia A is the more common form of the disease. The World Health Organization estimates that there are around 400,000 hemophiliacs worldwide.

Hemophilia is still not curable today. The early prophylaxis of bleeding in children is the standard of therapy in Germany. The earlier a haemophilia patient receives factor VIII as a preventive measure, the less common bleeding is, which increases the quality of life of each individual patient. Hemophilia is so treatable and manageable that those affected can lead an almost normal life.


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