Bleeding Disorders: Overview
Bleeding disorders are those where there is abnormal or excessive bleeding. It also includes disorders with poor clotting and the tendency to bleed easily. Some well-known generic diseases are bleeding disorders: hemophilia, Christmas Disease, Von Willebrand’s Disease. These diseases are inherent from birth, but are not always noticed in childhood (e.g. many women can have Von Willebrand’s Disease without it being diagnosed). Various other acquired diseases can also cause bleeding problems or poor clotting, such as some types of Leukemia. The opposite of bleeding disorders are clotting disorders, where there is excessive clotting. Vitamin K is strongly involved in the clotting process. Various medications are available to limit bleeding or increase clotting, or conversely other drugs exist to stop clot formation (anticoagulants, Warfarin, etc.).
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- Hemophilia: Hemophilia is a general term for a bleeding disorder, where a person has a tendency to bleed excessively. Many types
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- Von Willebrand’s Disease: Von Willebrand’s Disease is a bleeding disorder that is often undiagnosed. It is believed that as many as a
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- Childbirth: Childbirth is the delivery of a baby from the pregnant mother. It is also called “labor” or “confinement”. A birth
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- Acquired Disorders: Acquired Disorders are disorders or diseases that you “acquire” during your life. This distinguished them from congenital disorders that exist
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- Leukemia: Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow tissues that produce white blood cells. Too many white blood cells are
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