Information on Hemophilia
Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice
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An inherited bleeding disorder caused by low levels, or absence of, a blood protein that is essential for clotting; hemophilia A is caused by a lack of the blood clotting protein factor VIII; hemophilia B is caused by a deficiency of factor IX.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.
- Intravenous Infusions help with the missing clotting factor of the body.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.
The alfalfa plant are rich in minerals and nutrients, and vitamins E, K, and C which are beneficial to healing. Vitamin K is needed for blood clotting and healing. You can use the alfalfa tablets or eat alfalfa sprouts.
- Avoid taking aspirin as it inhibits blood clotting.
- Green drinks from vegetables are beneficial in providing vitamin K. One drink a day is recommended.
- Include a lot of vitamin K in your diet. Good sources of vitamin K include alfalfa, cauliflower, kale, broccoli, egg yolks, spinach, liver, and green leafy vegetables.
- Infants and small children show exhibit hemophilia in different ways - refusal to use a certain arm or leg, crying for no known reason, avoiding walking, swelling, and extreme bruising. It is best to see a doctor immediately.
- Purchase an identity bracelet (and wear it!) that indicates that you have hemophilia.
- Watch for symptoms of internal bleeding - bubbling or tingling sensation or a feeling of stiffness, warmth, or tightness. Intracranial bleeding may be present if confusion, drowsiness, or headache are observed in persons with hemophilia, or if the person is hit on the head.