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Health Awareness - Thalassemia

by Health Please


Posted on 12:03PM May 08, 2018 in General


World Thalassemia Day



What is thalassemia?

Thalassemias are genetic blood disorders inherited from a person’s parents and are characterized by less hemoglobin and a fewer red blood cells in your body than normal. Symptoms depend on the type and can vary from none to severe.

There are two main types, alpha thalassemia and beta thalassemia. The severity of alpha and beta thalassemia depends on how many of the four genes for alpha globin or two genes for beta globin are missing.

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