To be able to live to adulthood, a person born with the serious form of this condition is totally dependent on blood transfusions, which need to be given about every four to six weeks, right through life.
There is no real Treatment for BETA THALASSEMIA major in the modern medications. Although bone marrow transplantation has some form of treatment, the success rate is not certain.
Anemia conditions it is, but not caused by lack of IRON. Individuals are still able to take in iron from the food they eat. This combined with the iron in the blood they are given during blood transfusions means that too much iron builds up in the body. This excess iron can cause serious health problems.
To get rid of the excess iron, people with thalassemia major usually need to inject themselves with a special drug called Deferral. Treatment is monitored and adjusted according to the individual's needs. With good Medicine care, family support and encouragement, people with thalassemia major are able to cope with their condition.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BETA Thalassemia MAJOR AND MINOR?
Thalassemia minor is not a disease and cannot change later in life normally. It is significant when one is considering having children because the child may inherit this unusual gene from both parents.
Thalassemia major (disease) is a serious blood condition. Individuals with it are unable to make enough healthy red blood cells and depend on blood transfusions all their life.
Malaysia Chinese Master's Way of Medications - Herbs Treatment
These Thalassemia conditions have been on one of top research with herbs treatment. The result has been very promising, the special herbs have been formulated to increase the spleen's Qi system and the Kidney's Qi system in order to regenerates normal blood cells. When the Spleen's Qi and Kidney's Qi system is regenerated, they will be able to produce good red blood cells. This treatment varies from one cases to another, from 8 weeks to 8 months herbal treatment.