Chronic myeloproliferative disorders can happen to anyone, but certain factors can place you at risk. Men are more likely to develop these disorders than women, as are adults aged 50 years and older. Children are rarely affected. Environmental factors such as overexposure to radiation, chemicals, and electrical wiring are also risk factors. Although chronic myeloproliferative disorders are usually acquired, certain genes can predispose you to their development.
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Is there a cure for hemorrhaging disorders?
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.
How is cryoglobulinemia treated?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
Cryoglobulinemia is a type of vasculitis. Vasculitis is a condition in which the blood vessels are inflamed. The inflammation of the blood vessels causes blood flow to be restricted. As a result, there is pain and tissue damage at the site of the affected organ or body part.
This type of vasculitis is strongly associated with hepatitis C and intravenous drug use, which affect the liver and, possibly, the kidneys. Ninety percent of cryoglobulinemia cases correspond to hepatitis C infections.
The best course of treatment for cryoglobulinemia is not known. Doctors will generally treat the underlying hepatitis C infection first. If the symptoms of vasculitis do not lessen, it may respond to oral prednisone or cyclophosphamide, a type of drug that suppresses the immune system.
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