An Overview of Hemophilia

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Hemophilia
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Oleg Aronov serves as managing partner and member of Medex Diagnostic and Treatment Center, LLC and as president and chief executive officer of StatRx Pharmacy, Inc. As the leader of the pharmacy, Oleg Aronov is tasked with ensuring the regulatory compliance of all specialty pharmacy operations since both organizations work closely with Medicare and Medicaid patients and as such, receive reimbursement from those governmental programs. StatRx also works with patients afflicted with Hepatitis A, B, and C, HIV/AIDS, Hemophilia, and other life threatening diseases, conditions and disorders.

Hemophilia is a rare protein disorder that prevents a person’s blood from effectively clotting. These bleeds can be either external such as a cut or abrasion or internal from a bruise. An individual living with hemophilia often bleeds for unusual periods of time after receiving a cut or injury, due to the body’s inability to seal the wound with blood clots. A minor laceration generally does not present much of a health concern to people with hemophilia. However, internal bleeding, particularly around joints like the knees and elbows, can result in severe organ and tissue damage and may even prove fatal.

Hemophilia is a genetic disorder, meaning any individual with this condition may pass it to his or her child and if a child is afflicted with it, parents should take careful note of symptoms, though many patients are diagnosed during infancy. The most obvious sign of the disorder is unusual and lengthy bleeding. A person might notice extended periods of bleeding after receiving a paper cut or following dental work. Other symptoms include a tendency to bruise, pain and tightness throughout the joints, and bloody stool or urine. There is no cure for hemophilia, but early diagnosis and treatment can allow individuals with the disorder to live normal, active lifestyles.