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Blood Disorders


Buergers Disease
Frost Bite
Hemolytic Anemia
Hodgkins Disease
Megaloblastic Anemia
Raynauds Disease

Blood disorders are frequent in lupus and can be very imperative. Blood disorders can escort to poor blood clotting and incessant bleeding. The disorders can consequence from deficiency in the blood vessels or from defect in the blood itself, such as in blood clotting factors or in platelets. There are various kinds of blood disorders, including: bleeding disorders, hemophilia and anemia. If you lose blood, you may possibly necessitate a transfusion. The most frequent blood disorder is anemia, influence about half of all people with active lupus. Anemia can be deliberate and discussed in several diverse ways, including a low red blood cell count, low hemoglobin, or squat hematocrit. Fatigue, a very widespread lupus symptom, is usually the first and most common sign of anemia.

The commonest elucidation for anemia is abridged red cell production. This may be because of soreness; kidney problems (when the kidneys do not construct enough of the hormone, erythropoietin, that inspire the marrow to make more red cells); iron deficiency; or direct depression of the bone marrow by certain lupus drugs (for instance azathioprine or cyclophosphamide). The treatment of anemia in lupus depends on its reason. Inflammation can be condensed with drugs such as prednisone. For iron deficiency, iron given orally, for instance ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate is almost at all times effective. For hemolysis caused by antibodies, prednisone and other drugs are a lot helpful, but at times the superlative treatment is splenectomy.

Buerger's Disease - Buegers Disease condition is an inflammation of small and medium sized arteries of the legs. Clot formation and blockage occurs.

Raynaud's Disease - Raynauds Disease is a disorder of the circulation, in which there is periodic interruption of blood supply to the periphery due to spasm of the smail arteries of the fingers, toes and nose.

Anemia - Anemia condition arises when the supply of iron to the bone marrow falls short of that required for the production of red cells (RBCs) and with that a decrease in the ability of the blood to, carry oxygen to the periphery.

Thallasemia - Thallasemia is an inherited form of anemia, wherein there is a defect in the synthesis of hemoglobin. As a result of the decreased production of hemoglobin, the RBCs are small.

Frost Bite - Frost Bite is due to exposure to cold, especially if accompanied by wind or high altitudes (eg climbers and explorers). It is also encountered in the elderly and chronic alcoholics during exposure to cold weather.

Hemophilia - Hemophilia is a genetic disorder due to the absence of the anti-haemophilic factor.

Megaloblastic Anemia - Megaloblastic type of anemia is due to Vitamin B 12 or folic acid deficiency.

Hemolytic Anemia - Hemolytic Anemia is a condition where RBCs undergo premature destruction.

Hodgkin's Disease - Hodgkin's Disease is a malignant disease affecting the lymphatic and immune system. Hodgkins lymphoma arises in the lymph nodes or in lymphoid tissue of organs such as the digestive system, lung or skin. While the cause of this disease is unknown, a viral infection is suspected. Again, Hodgkins may have a genetic origin.