Living With a Bleeding Disorder

Living with a Bleeding Disorder

If you are living with a bleeding disorder, you know it can be challenging at times. The good news is that there are plenty of steps you can take to help you live a healthy, active life.

Preventive measures that may help you avoid bleeding complications:

  • Tell all of your healthcare providers, teachers, and employers about your condition
  • Tell your trusted neighbors and friends
  • Carry your medical information with you (for example, on a medical ID bracelet or a first-aid card). Include the name and telephone number of your healthcare professional or local hemophilia treatment center
  • Exercise is important for people with bleeding disorders. Know what physical activities are safe for your particular condition. Ask your healthcare professional for a list of safe activities
  • Always check with your healthcare professional before taking any new medications
Unless otherwise advised by your physician, avoid certain medicines—namely, aspirin, other drugs that contain salicylates, ibuprofen, naproxen, and some other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).1

Reference

  1. Goldfarb B. Pain management strategies. Hemaware; December 11, 2008. http://www.hemaware.org/story/pain-management-strategies. Accessed October 21, 2014.
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