Thalassemia: Know the symptoms of Thalassemia!


What is Thalassemia: Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which our body starts producing hemoglobin abnormally. Hemoglobin is a protein molecule that carries red blood cells. In the patients of this disease, destruction of RBC starts in the body which causes anemia, that is, there is a lack of blood in the body. If either the mother or father has thalassemia, then this disease can be passed on to the child. This happens either due to genetic mutation or due to deletion of some regulatory gene fragment. According to the report of Healthline, 'Thalassemia minor' is a less serious form of this disorder, but there are two more forms that are considered quite serious. Their names are 'Alpha Thalassemia' and 'Beta Thalassemia'.


Symptoms of Thalassemia

Symptoms of this disease can be different for everyone, although everyone doesn't need to see warning signs in the beginning, then after identifying some physical problems, you can contact the doctor.

1. Dark-colored urine

2. Delay in growth and development

3. Excessive fatigue and lethargy


4. Physical weakness

5. Yellowing of the skin

6. Bone deformity especially in the face.

Reason for thalassemia

Thalassemia occurs when there is an abnormality or mutation in one of the genes that make hemoglobin. This genetic abnormality is inherited from your parents. If only one of your parents is a carrier of thalassemia, you may develop a disease called 'thalassemia minor'. If this happens, you probably won't have any symptoms, but you will be a carrier for your children. If both your parents have this disease, you may see a dangerous form of this disease. Thalassemia is most common in people from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Mediterranean countries such as Greece and Türkiye.

Thalassemia treatment

1. Blood transfusion

2. Bone marrow transplant

3. Medication and supplements

4. Possible surgery of the spleen and gallbladder 

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