With prophylaxis treatment, people with hemophilia have more freedom than ever to enjoy sports, camp, and vacation—without having to worry about bumps, bruises, and bleeds.
While a stroll in the park doesn’t require much preventive care, high-energy activities and contact sports significantly increase the likelihood of injury. Prophylaxis enables children and adults with severe bleeding disorders to meet treatment goals while participating in a full, active lifestyle.
Here's what to know if you or your loved one is considering prophylaxis treatment.
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What is prophylaxis treatment?
For people with severe hemophilia or other rare bleeding disorders, it’s the preventive measure of infusing blood-clotting factor concentrates on a regular basis to avoid bleeds.
What are the benefits?
Prophylaxis treatment decreases the frequency of bleeding and improves the quality of life in people managing hemophilia. It can also slow the progression of joint disease, though it will not repair joints that are already damaged.
How is it different from other treatments?
Unlike episodic or “on demand” treatment—which is administered at the onset of a bleed to make the bleeding stop—prophylaxis is infused to prevent bleeding before it even starts.
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