Frequently Asked Questions
A hematologist is the specialist who can treat patients with bleeding disorders effectively.
2. What is Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)?
It is a condition that occurs more during child birth andmay cause both bleeding and clotting. It can occur as a child birth complications, in sepsis due to an endotoxin or in case of a malignancy. Clots are formed throughout the body as a result of which increased number of clotting factors are used up leading to excessive bleeding.
3. What is the role of Vitamin K in bleeding disorders?
Several clotting factors are Vitamin -K dependant hence a deficiency of this vitamin could result in bleeding.
4. Is there any hope for a cure for hemophilia in the future?
Gene therapy has not yet arrived at a permanent cure for hemophilia in humans although there abounds certain success stories with dogs.