Hemophilia is a rare disorder in which blood doesn’t clot normally due to shortage in blood-clotting proteins. One with Hemophilia may bleed for a longer time after an injury than normal person would.
When you bleed, your blood cells move together to form a clot to stop the bleeding. The clotting process is encouraged by certain blood particles. Hemophilia occurs when you have a deficiency in one of these clotting factors.
- Excessive bleeding from cuts or injuries, or after surgery or dental work
- Many large or deep bruises
- Unusual bleeding after vaccinations
- Pain, swelling or tightness in your joints
- Blood in your urine or stool
- Nosebleeds without a known cause
Excessive or frequent blood loss from hemophilia may result in:
- Damage to the joints.
- Damage to muscles, which can cause significant pain and scarring.
- Severe anemiafrom blood loss.
- Bleeding inside the head. Often a result of a head injury, it may cause brain damage and death.
The main treatment for severe hemophilia involves receiving replacement of the specific clotting factor.
A special diet isn’t required for people with hemophilia, but eating well and maintaining a healthy weight is important. If the patient has troubles in managing body weight, the extra weight not only puts more strain on the joints, but also increases the amount of the replacement therapy the patient need to treat or prevent a bleed.
How can Lina’s and Dina’s Diet Center help people with Hemophilia?
As maintaining a healthy body weight is necessary for people with Hemophilia, Lina’s and dina’s programs help you to reach and maintain a healthy a body weight while ensuring that you have sufficient intake of the critical vitamins and minerals, particularly iron and calcium.
It is particularly important for children and adolescents. During this time, bones are growing rapidly. Calcium is required to build strong bones and to maintain healthy teeth. It’s important that people with hemophilia have healthy teeth, because gum disease and dental work can lead to bleeds. Lina’s and dina’s menu includes a variety of Calcium-rich foods such as low fat milk, yogurt, cheese, and calcium-fortified cereals.
IronWhen you bleed, iron is lost. If you have a bleeding episode, iron-rich foods may help you recover more quickly. Our menu is based on Iron-rich foods including, meat, seafood, poultry, green leafy vegetables, peas and beans
One thing you should know is that Hemophilia is not related to a vitamin K deficiency; if you have enough vitamin K already so giving you more vitamin K will not help your body to form a blood clot.