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Spider Veins - Thalassemia and Pregnancy

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  • Spider Veins
    Spider veins are usually closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. This eMedTV article discusses spider veins in detail, including how they form, risk factors, and treatment methods.
  • Symptoms of Beta Thalassemia
    This section of the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at possible symptoms of beta thalassemia, such as anemia, jaundice, or abnormal facial bones. However, some people are "silent carriers" of the associated gene and do not have any symptoms.
  • Symptoms of Thalassemia
    As this eMedTV article explains, thalassemia symptoms occur when not enough oxygen is delivered to various parts of the body. This page includes a detailed list of possible signs and symptoms, including anemia, jaundice, and poor growth.
  • Thalacemia
    People with thalassemia do not have enough hemoglobin to carry oxygen throughout the body. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of this blood disorder and explains what treatments are available. Thalacemia is a common misspelling of thalassemia.
  • Thalasemia
    Thalassemia is a genetic disorder that can lead to mild to severe anemia. This eMedTV resource explains what causes thalassemia and describes various treatment options available for the condition. Thalasemia is a common misspelling of thalassemia.
  • Thalassaemia
    This eMedTV Web page briefly describes thalassemia -- a group of inherited blood diseases that occur mostly in people of Mediterranean, Southern Asian, and African descent. Thalaessemia is a common alternate spelling of thalassemia.
  • Thalassemi
    Thalassemia is a group of diseases that affect a person's ability to produce hemoglobin. As this eMedTV page explains, thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that can cause mild to severe anemia. Thalassemi is a common misspelling of thalassemia.
  • Thalassemia
    Thalassemia refers to a group of blood diseases that can result in mild to severe anemia. This part of the eMedTV Web site discusses the various forms of this condition, as well as symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Thalassemia and Pregnancy
    Approximately 100,000 babies worldwide are born with severe forms of thalassemia each year. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at the link between thalassemia and pregnancy, including options for couples with the condition who want to conceive.
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