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Suffering from Hemophilia. Medications not working. Permanent cure?

Hello Sir. Nice to know to you.

This is Vinod Kumar .T, I am from Mahabubnagar,Andhra Pradesh. I am suffering from Hemophilia from childhood . My deficiency is FACTOR-8. And I am the member of Hemophilia Society (Hyderabad Branch)also. I have gone through all the medicine (alopathy,homeo,ayurved..etc) but no use. So Could you please tell me any way to cure this problem completely.?

Thanks,
Vinod,
+91-0000
Thu, 6 Jun 2013
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Hello,
Factor 8 deficiency hemophilia is called as hemophilia A.
Hemophilia A is the most common type of hemophilia. It is largely an inherited disorder in which one of the proteins needed to form blood clots is missing or reduced. In about 30% of cases, there is no family history of the disorder and the condition is the result of a spontaneous gene mutation.
 
Normal plasma levels of FVIII range from 50% to 150%. There are different levels of hemophilia: mild, moderate, and severe, depending on the amount of clotting factor in the blood.

Sadly there is no permanent cure for hemophilia,at the moment.Since  hemophilia is a genetic disease, it means that the problem can't usually be fixed unless your genes are changed. scientists currently are unable to change someone's genes, but in the future there is some hope that genetic diseases might be cured by inserting new genes into people's DNA. there are scientific studies about this right now, but there's no specific treatment yet.
Treatment at the moment is regular infusion of clotting factor 8 ,which can be either isolated from blood or recombinant or both.
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Suffering from Hemophilia. Medications not working. Permanent cure?

Hello, Factor 8 deficiency hemophilia is called as hemophilia A. Hemophilia A is the most common type of hemophilia. It is largely an inherited disorder in which one of the proteins needed to form blood clots is missing or reduced. In about 30% of cases, there is no family history of the disorder and the condition is the result of a spontaneous gene mutation.   Normal plasma levels of FVIII range from 50% to 150%. There are different levels of hemophilia: mild, moderate, and severe, depending on the amount of clotting factor in the blood. Sadly there is no permanent cure for hemophilia,at the moment.Since  hemophilia is a genetic disease, it means that the problem can t usually be fixed unless your genes are changed. scientists currently are unable to change someone s genes, but in the future there is some hope that genetic diseases might be cured by inserting new genes into people s DNA. there are scientific studies about this right now, but there s no specific treatment yet. Treatment at the moment is regular infusion of clotting factor 8 ,which can be either isolated from blood or recombinant or both. Thanks