Tips for Healthy Living with Hemophilia A1,2

Living with a chronic condition like hemophilia A can be stressful at times. The following tips can help people with hemophilia A get the most from treatment so they can relax and spend more time doing the things they enjoy. People with hemophilia A should:

  • Follow the treatment plans prescribed by their healthcare providers
  • Keep up with regular check-ups and vaccinations as recommended
  • Tell all their healthcare providers, such as their doctor, dentist, and pharmacist, that they have hemophilia
  • Keep a record of prior and current treatments. Take this information to all medical appointments, including emergency medical visits
  • Ask healthcare providers about physical activity and sports that are safe. Physical activity can help strengthen joints, keep muscles flexible, and relieve stress
  • Get regular dental care and make sure the dentist knows about hemophilia. Dentists can prescribe medicine to reduce bleeding during dental work
  • Make time for themselves and don’t be afraid to ask for help when they need it
 
References: 1. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute website. What is hemophilia? www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed September 17, 2014. 2. World Federation of Hemophilia website. Guidelines for the management of hemophilia.www.wfh.org. Accessed September 17, 2014.