How is it Treated?

The Medical Treatment of Hemophilia

  • Clotting Factor Replacement Therapy – infusion (injection into the bloodstream) of factor VIII or IX concentrates, or other blood products to facilitate normal clotting.
  • First aid of affected area –  PRICE (Prevention, Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate)
  • Pain medication and Anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling.
  • Tranexamic Acid for surgical, external or oral bleeding.
  • Physical rehabilitation of damaged joints and muscles

 

WARNING: Persons with Hemophilia should avoid using any medications classified as blood thinners such as:

  • NSAIDS such as ibuprofen
  • Herbal/supplement products such as glucosamine, Vitamin E or gingko biloba