Getting Older with Bleeding Disorders

Over the past 3 decades, advances in the medical care and treatment of bleeding disorders have led to significant increases in the life expectancy of people living with these conditions.1

Because people with hemophilia are now living as long as those without the disorder, they are experiencing various age-related health conditions never seen before in this population.

The most common conditions affecting older people with hemophilia are1:

  • Chronic hepatitis C
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • HIV
  • Chronic pain
  • Obesity/increased body weight

As you get older, you may experience medical conditions other than your bleeding disorder. Be sure to tell all healthcare professionals so they can work together to provide you with the best treatment available.

Reference

  1. Khleif AA, Rodriguez N, Brown D, Escobar MA. Multiple comorbid conditions among middle-aged and elderly hemophilia patients: prevalence estimates and implications for future care. J Aging Res. 2011. doi:10.4061/2011/985703.
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