Currently, there is no cure for hemorrhaging disorders. However, they are both treatable and manageable. Treatment consists of replacement therapy, which can be done conveniently at home, or in a doctor's office. Replacement therapy is preventive, stopping bleeding problems before they start. Regular therapy can make life with a hemorrhaging disorder more comfortable.
Elizabeth F. Connelly, DO
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What is a vena cava filter?
A vena cava filter is an umbrella-shaped barrier device that is inserted into the large vein that returns blood to the heart from the abdomen and legs (inferior vena cava). This filter helps prevent blood clots that form in the deep veins of the lower limbs from traveling to the lungs and heart where they may block blood flow.
Vena cava filters are inserted into the vena cava using a catheter inserted through a vein in the neck or groin.
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Should I take precautions if I have a hemorrhaging disorder?
If you have a hemorrhaging disorder, you should take precautions against even minor injuries. Any injury that causes a blood vessel to be damaged could lead to excessive bleeding. Exercise regularly to maintain healthy joints, but use protective gear for physical activities and avoid contact sports. It is also important to have preventive treatment regularly and treat any injuries as soon as possible. Have adequate dental care since lapses in care can lead to bleeding gums.
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