A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Hemophilia
I had a question the other day about hemophilia.
Hemophilia refers to a group of inherited disorders that cause abnormal bleeding.
The bleeding occurs because part of the blood — called plasma — has too little of a protein that helps blood clot.
Symptoms of hemophilia range from increased bleeding after trauma, injury, or surgery to sudden bleeding with no apparent cause.
There are two types of hemophilia:
>Hemophilia A — also called classic hemophilia — is most common and occurs in about 85% of people with hemophilia.
>Hemophilia B — also called Christmas disease — is less common and occurs in about 15% of people with hemophilia.
Hemophilia A results from too little of a plasma protein called factor VIII, which helps blood clot.
The greater the deficiency, the more severe the symptoms.
>Mild hemophilia: 5% to 25% of the normal factor VIII level.
>Moderate hemophilia: 1% to 5% of the normal factor VIII level.
>Severe hemophilia: Less than 1% of the normal factor VIII level.
Most people who have hemophilia A have moderate or severe symptoms.
Hemophilia B results from too little of a plasma protein called factor IX, which helps blood clot.
As in hemophilia A, hemophilia B can be mild, moderate, or severe. The greater the deficiency, the more severe the symptoms.
If there’s a family history of hemophilia, specific tests can be done from an umbilical cord blood sample to see if a newborn infant has hemophilia.
In fact, if the family desires, testing can be done before a child is born.
To deal with hemophilia it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily to hydrate and flush toxins.
*Review my post on keeping clean on the inside.
*Breathe easier; purify indoor air.
*Increase essential fats (flax oil, olive oil, Omega-3 oils).
*Consume a 50% raw food diet: lots of fresh, raw fruits and veggies (organic when possible). Include fresh juicing.
*Consider liver and colon cleanses.
*Increase exercise, deep breathing, relaxation, stress release.
*Increase fresh air, sunshine, connect to nature, adequate rest.
*Deal with any underlying emotional issues.
*Consider skin brushing, Epsom salt baths, hydrotherapy.
*Ensure regular (2 per day) bowel movements.
*Decrease toxic exposures of all kinds.
*Investigate and eliminate “hidden” allergies/sensitivities.
*Decrease or eliminate any and all hydrogenated, trans fats, and deep-fried foods.
*Decrease or eliminate sugar-laden foods, white flour products, simple carbs.
*Decrease or eliminate processed, instant, chemical-laden, “lifeless” foods.
*Decrease or eliminate smoking, alcohol, coffee, soda pop, processed juices.
*Become educated about all possible side effects and detrimental influences of any medications or treatment procedures you are taking or considering.
*Research and address underlying Candida issues.
*Avoid MSG and artificial sweeteners as they are neurotoxins.
*Explore dental amalgam toxicity.
*Consider “green drinks”.