Blood Health Topics

Featured Conditions and Diseases
The term "arteriosclerosis" is used to refer generally to all forms of narrowing or thickening of arteries. This eMedTV Web page describes the different types of arteriosclerosis, including atherosclerosis and focal calcific arteriosclerosis.
Beta thalassemia affects a person's ability to produce hemoglobin, which can result in anemia. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at this disorder, including information on possible symptoms, treatment options, and inheritance patterns.
People with Cooley's anemia have less hemoglobin and fewer red blood cells than normal in their blood. This eMedTV Web page discusses the condition in detail, including causes, how it is inherited, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. This portion of the eMedTV library provides an in-depth look at this condition, including information about its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis. As you will read in this eMedTV article, this is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. This article provides a general overview of the causes, symptoms, and possible complications of this condition.
An inherited blood disorder, hemophilia occurs when the blood does not clot normally. This eMedTV article provides an overview of hemophilia, including information about how it is diagnosed and treated, and offers links to additional information.
Hemophilia A is the most common form of hemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers an overview of this condition, including an explanation of how it interferes with the normal clotting process.
Hemophilia B is a disorder that involves a lack of clotting factor 9. This eMedTV article offers a detailed overview of this condition, including information about symptoms, how it affects blood's ability to clot, and treatment options.
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.
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.
This eMedTV resource describes current research on gene therapy for thalassemia major, which may offer a cure for the disease. This genetic therapy could involve inserting genes to replace abnormal ones or encouraging fetal hemoglobin production.
In addition to some affecting pregnant women, varicose veins affect half of all people age 50 and older. This eMedTV article explains varicose veins in detail, including causes, prevention methods, treatment, and risk factors.
Featured Medications
Argatroban is used to prevent and treat blood clots in people with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at this prescription drug, including specific uses, how it works, and what to know before beginning treatment.
Arixtra is a type of "blood thinner" medication used for preventing and treating blood clots. This eMedTV page provides a complete overview of this prescription drug, including details on how it works, safety precautions, side effects, and more.
Asclera is a medication used in the treatment of reticular veins and spider veins. This segment of the eMedTV archives explains in detail how this drug works, important safety considerations to keep in mind during treatment, and side effects.
Ferriprox is licensed to treat high iron levels that may occur after a blood transfusion in certain people. This eMedTV Web page contains an overview of this prescription medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing tips, and more.
Fragmin is a type of "blood thinner" medication used for preventing blood clots in certain situations. This eMedTV page provides a complete overview of this prescription drug, including details on how it works, safety precautions, side effects, and more.
Innohep is an injected "blood thinner" used to treat blood clots. This eMedTV selection provides a detailed overview of this anticoagulant, including how it works, safety issues to be aware of, potential side effects, and more.
Lovenox is a type of heparin medication used for preventing and treating blood clots. This section of the eMedTV site provides a complete overview of this prescription drug, including details on how it works, safety precautions, side effects, and more.
Nascobal is a nasal spray prescribed to maintain vitamin B12 levels in people with certain medical issues. This eMedTV resource contains a detailed overview of this product, including how it works, how to use it, and what to discuss with your doctor.
You may receive pralatrexate if peripheral T-cell lymphoma has come back or failed other treatment. This eMedTV Web page features an overview of this prescription chemotherapy drug, including how it works, safety precautions, and links to more details.
Pyridoxine is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for the formation of hemoglobin. This eMedTV Web page further explains what pyridoxine is used for, describes how the supplement works, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Rivaroxaban is a medication used to prevent and treat blood clots. This eMedTV article features a detailed look at this prescription medicine, with information on side effects, dosing tips, and other uses.
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.
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