“Fahd Medical” explains what is “thalassemia” and its symptoms and treatments

“Fahd Medical” explains what is “thalassemia” and its symptoms and treatments

“Fahd Medical” explains what is “thalassemia” and its symptoms and treatments

King Fahd Medical City explained what thalassemia is, its various symptoms and the treatments used to combat it.

The city indicated that thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder that leads to a decrease in the proportion of hemoglobin and red blood cells from the normal rate, and its main cause is a genetic mutation that is transmitted by inheritance, adding that it is also known as Mediterranean anemia.

She added that the symptoms of the disease include anemia, fatigue, shortness of breath, pale skin, growth retardation and osteoporosis, and it can be treated with blood transfusion, folic acid supplementation, stem cell transplantation and treatment of complications.

In the same context, King Saud Medical City explained that thalassemia differs from iron deficiency anemia, pointing out that iron deficiency anemia results from insufficient intake of iron in food, chronic bleeding, or poor absorption of iron.

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