Thalassemia: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • In most cases, Thalassemia cannot be prevented.
  • If you have Thalassemia, or if you carry a Thalassemia gene, consider talking with a genetic counselor for guidance before you have or father a child.

Watch Out

  • Bone deformities in the face
  • Growth failure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Yellow skin (jaundice)

When to See Doctor

Consult your doctor if you or your child has symptoms of Thalassemia like
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale appearance
  • Irritability
  • Yellow discoloration of skin (jaundice)
  • Facial bone deformities

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