TREATMENT FOR HEMOPHILIA
As the main reason for the excessive bleeding is the absence of clotting factors the main way of therapy is replacement therapy. Clotting factor concentrates obtained from purified donor blood can be injected into a patient’s blood stream to replace nonexistent clotting factors. Some of these factors can also be developed in laboratories. The infusion of these concentrates is done along the same lines as blood transfusion. The severity of the condition dictates the kind of therapy to use. With proper training replacement therapy can be done at home. In some cases prophylactic therapy is used where a regular infusion of clotting factors is given so that the level of clotting agents does not go below a certain level thereby preventing bleeding episodes from occurring.