Some Cuts Can Go a Long Way
What is Hemophilia?
MORE ABOUT CLOTTING FACTORS
Types of Hemophilia
People with mild Hemophilia tend to only experience unnatural bleeding after serious injuries, trauma or surgery. In most cases, this type is not diagnosed until a major wound or anything over the top. The first bleeding episode occurs most of the time during adulthood. With mild Hemophilia, you have 6% to 49% Factor VIII in the blood.
People with moderate Hemophilia usually experience major bleeding after injuries. In some cases, unnecessary bleeding happens which is called spontaneous bleeding. With moderate Hemophilia, you have 1% to 5% of Factor VIII.
People with severe Hemophilia experience spontaneous bleeding from the smallest scrapes and cuts. Bleeding can happen in the joints and muscles. A few times month, a person with this type can have bleeding episodes without undergoing treatment. With severe Hemophilia, you have less than 1% of Factor VIII.
THE GENETICS AND DNA
WHO GETS HEMOPHILIA?
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
Platelets-small colorless cell fragment without a nucleus, and is found in large numbers in blood and involved blood clotting.
Protein-any class of organic compounds which are a large of part of a living organisms.
Fibrin-a string of protein used to hold platelets in place during blood clotting
Von Willebrand Factor-named after a disease (Von Willebrand's disease) which also affects a certain clotting factor, but is not linked to the X chromosomes and can occur in both gender just as frequently.
Circulate-to move continuously in a place or system.
Vitamin-any group of organic compounds that is necessary to human growth and nutrition.
Chromosomes-threadlike structure that are found in the nucleus of a cell that carry genetic information.
DNA-the carrier of genetic information found in chromosomes.
Nucleus-an organelle that is present in most eukaryotic cells that contains the genetic material.
Embryo-unborn offspring in the process of development.
Mutation-the changing in a structured gene, usually resulting in a improper function of a cell's job.
Recessive-heritable gene that only express themselves when the two parents already acquired it, or is not overpowered by a dominant gene.