Hemophilia

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Today, there are people who has disorders that causes them to bleed randomly from the mouth or nose for no obvious reasons. Most times it’s because of the environment they’re in, when it’s too cold or too hot, but one of the most common reason is because of hemophilia. In order to understand this common genetic disorder, it is helpful to know what it is, what symptoms or treatments to look for, and how it is treated.
First of all, we need to know that hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that slows or prevent the process of blood clotting properly. Not only this, but we need to know there are 2 types of hemophilia, hemophilia A, and hemophilia B. To begin, lets find out how Hemophilia A and B are different. Hemophilia A is more common than B, but they both have similar symptoms and treatments. 1 in 5,000 males worldwide are born with hemophilia A and 1 in every 20,000 has hemophilia B (“Hemophilia”). Hemophilia is an X-Linked recessive pattern, which means it is passed down from a mother, who is a carrier of the trait, to a son, and each of the sons would have 50% chance of getting hemophilia. For example, if a normal mother is a carrier for hemophilia, and 2 out of 4 of her sons would have hemophilia, but the rest would be normal. In rare cases, girls, who are carrier of this disorder, can have some of the symptoms as men. For example, a hemophilia carrier women cut herself, she would bleed non stop and her blood won't clot properly (“Hemophilia Medical”).
Next, we’re going to talk about many of the symptoms or signs of hemophilia. For instance, a person can bleed non-stop even with a slightest cut. For example, if a person loses a tooth, the bleeding can go on for hours and can occur both internally and externally (“Crosta”). The...

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...hat has no cure, but understating what it is and its symptoms, scientist can continues its research and save countless lives.

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