What is it?
Hemophilia is a rare disease and is considered a rare disease. According to data from the World Federation of Hemophilia, about 1 in 10,000 people is born with type A hemophilia.
Hemophilia A, also known as Classic Hemophilia, is the most common type of hemophilia and is caused by a lack of blood clotting factor VIII. Without enough of this factor, the blood cannot clot properly to control bleeding.
How is it acquired?
Although hemophilia is usually transmitted through the genes of the parents, it can also occur when there is no family history and this is known as sporadic hemophilia.
Spontaneous hemorrhages or secondary to trauma. Bleeding occurs in any area, especially in the joints. (knees, ankles, elbows), muscles and digestive system.
Its severity depends on the amount of factor VIII in the blood. There are three levels of severity: mild, moderate, and severe.
Severe: bleeding 1 or 2 times a week, which can be spontaneous, in the muscles or in the joints.
Moderate: less frequent bleeding, such as once a month. After an injury or a surgical procedure, they can bleed for a long time.
Mild: Bleeding after surgery or serious injury. Many may not even know they have this bleeding disorder.