World Hemophilia Day: Every year April 17 is celebrated as 'World Hemophilia Day' worldwide. Whose purpose is to tell people about this disease and to promote the people working in this field. Every year this day is celebrated with a theme. The theme for this year's World Hemophilia Day is "Access for All: Prevention of Bleeds as the global standard of Care".
What is hemophilia?
Hemophilia is a disease related to blood. In normal conditions, a special type of protein present in the blood becomes active immediately after a cut or injury. Due to this the process of clotting starts in the blood and the bleeding stops within a short time. When there is a deficiency of this element in a person's body due to some genetic reason, then the same condition is called hemophilia and it becomes very difficult to stop the flow of blood.
How many types of hemophilia are there?
Hemophilia A and B are the most common types of severe hereditary hemorrhagic disorders. They are caused by a deficiency of both Factor VIII and Factor IX proteins. Its patients have to suffer bleeding for a long time. wound or not. All this is decided on the basis of factor activity. In this disease, the maximum focus should be on the prevention and treatment of bleeding.
It is necessary for patients with hemophilia to replenish the blood lost in them and to maintain the average amount of blood in their bodies through good food.
Food provides essential nutrients such as protein, copper, iron, folic acid, vitamin K, B-12, B-6, and vitamin C. All these are necessary for the production of red blood cells (red blood cell / RBC). Eating right increases the amount of blood in the body.
Diet for hemophilia patients
Iron-rich food is beneficial for hemophilia patients. Iron aids in the production of red blood cells and their protein – hemoglobin. Food sources are rich in iron include animal proteins such as lean red meat, liver (it is also a good source of clotting factors), seafood, poultry products, and green leafy vegetables such as cabbage, spinach, green cauliflower, and raisins. , cereals, peas, and dry legumes, etc. are included.
Vitamin B and C
Vitamins B6 and B12 aid in the production of RBCs, while vitamin C aids iron absorption, improves blood clotting, and aids in the collagen process. A sufficient amount of collagen within the body reduces the severity of injury in the case of hemophilia.
The amount of calcium in the body also plays an important role for strong bones. Hemophilia patients complain of weak bones due to bleeding, therefore, adequate amounts of calcium should be included in the daily diet, so that future joint problems can be avoided.