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  • Thalassemia and Who It Affects
    There are two types of thalassemia: alpha and beta. This section of the eMedTV Web site describes thalassemia and who it affects. While anyone can get it, the condition seems to affect people in certain ethnic groups more than others.
  • Thalassemia Anemia
    As this eMedTV segment explains, anemia can be caused by thalassemia, a condition that affects hemoglobin production by red blood cells. This article gives a brief overview of this disorder and includes a link to more information.
  • Thalassemia Diagnosis
    This eMedTV page describes how doctors make a thalassemia diagnosis using different blood tests. People with milder forms of the disease may receive a diagnosis after a routine blood test shows that they have anemia not caused by an iron deficiency.
  • Thalassemia Prevention
    While there is really no such thing as thalassemia prevention, this page on the eMedTV site explains how prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling can help minimize the chances of having a baby with the disease.
  • Thalassemia Research
    This eMedTV resource takes a look at thalassemia research on gene therapy and fetal hemoglobin. Scientists hope that by finding ways to enhance production of fetal hemoglobin in people with thalassemia, they can lessen the severity of the disease.
  • Thalesemia
    Thalassemia is a blood disease that can be passed from parents to their children. This eMedTV segment explores the causes, characteristics, and treatment of this genetic disorder. Thalesemia is a common misspelling of thalassemia.
  • Thalessemia
    People with thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder, often have mild to severe anemia. This eMedTV page explains why thalassemia occurs and describes tests that are used to diagnose this condition. Thalessemia is a common misspelling of thalassemia.
  • Thallasemia
    Thalassemia is a genetic disease that often results in mild to severe anemia. This eMedTV article explores why thalassemia occurs and explains what tests are used to diagnose this blood disorder. Thallasemia is a common misspelling of thalassemia.
  • Thallesemia
    Thalassemia, an inherited condition, involves problems with the production of hemoglobin. This eMedTV page explains who is more likely to develop thalassemia and lists various treatment options. Thallesemia is a common misspelling of thalassemia.
  • Treatments for Thalassemia
    This eMedTV page describes possible treatments for thalassemia, including surgery and stem cell transplants. Iron chelation therapy, which is another type of treatment, removes excess iron that builds up in the body with regular blood transfusions.
  • Trental
    Trental is a drug used to increase circulation in people with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This eMedTV page further describes this product, with information on how it works to improve blood flow, potential side effects, safety precautions, and more.
  • Trental and Breastfeeding
    The manufacturer of Trental (pentoxifylline) advises that women not take this drug while nursing. This eMedTV page further discusses the possible risks of using Trental while breastfeeding, including whether this medication passes through breast milk.
  • Trental and Pregnancy
    Based on the results of animal studies, it may not be safe to use Trental (pentoxifylline) during pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page further discusses this topic, including information on why the FDA classifies it as a pregnancy Category C drug.
  • Trental Dosage
    In general, the recommended Trental dosage is 400 mg taken three times daily. As this eMedTV page explains, dosing guidelines for this medication will vary based on several factors, such as your kidney function and how well you tolerate this medicine.
  • Trental Drug Interactions
    Some herbal supplements and blood pressure medicines can negatively react with Trental. This eMedTV Web article highlights other negative Trental drug interactions and describes some of the potentially serious complications these reactions can cause.
  • Trental Medication Information
    Trental is a medicine prescribed to treat circulation problems caused by peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This eMedTV Web selection provides important information on Trental, including how to take this medication and possible side effects.
  • Trental Overdose
    Slow heart rate, seizures, and fever are possible signs of a Trental (pentoxifylline) overdose. This eMedTV page lists other symptoms a person might experience after taking too much of this drug, as well as treatment options that are available.
  • Trental Side Effects
    Nausea and vomiting are among the most common side effects of Trental. As this eMedTV page explains, there are also more serious problems that may occur, such as chest pain and difficulty breathing. This page also discusses when to seek medical attention.
  • Trental Uses
    Trental is approved for treating peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This selection from the eMedTV Web site further discusses how this prescription medication works to improve circulation and also describes several off-label (unapproved) uses of Trental.
  • Trental Warnings and Precautions
    If you have kidney disease, your body may not effectively remove Trental. This eMedTV page offers other precautions to be aware of before taking Trental, including warnings for possible drug interactions and other potentially serious complications.
  • Trentel
    Trental is a medicine prescribed to improve circulation in people with peripheral arterial disease. This eMedTV resource takes a brief look at Trental, including how it works and possible side effects. Trentel is a common misspelling of Trental.
  • Trentle
    As this eMedTV page explains, Trental is a prescription drug used to improve circulation in people with peripheral arterial disease. This page offers an overview of dosing guidelines and safety precautions. Trentle is a common misspelling of Trental.
  • Trentol
    Trental is a prescription drug licensed to treat circulation problems caused by peripheral arterial disease. This eMedTV segment explains how Trental works and describes what to do in the case of an overdose. Trentol is a common misspelling of Trental.
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