What are Benign Blood Disorders?
Blood disorders are serious illnesses that require rigorous medical care. They are not caused by uncontrolled cell growth, like cancer, but do require careful and serious medical attention. The blood disorders we treat include:
- Anemia: a condition wherein the body does not produce enough red blood cells. One of our board certified hematologist can recommend treatment options based on your diagnosis.
- Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purapura: This is a blood clotting and bleeding disorder where someone’s platelet count is low, making it difficult for blood to clot.
- Essential Thrombocytosis: Reduces the blood’s clotting abilities because there are not enough platelets. In adults, this can be chronic or a permanent condition.
- Hemophilia: a condition in which the blood does not clot properly. Hemophilia is a genetic blood disease that is usually passed from mothers (who do not have symptoms of the disorder) to sons.
- Hypercoagulable Disorders: The body creates clots (normally used to stop bleeding until a cut is healed) where they are not needed, essentially blocking healthy blood vessels.
- Idiopathic TP (ITP): Your blood does not clot and you bruise very easily. Certain medications may need to be avoided, but your specialist will design a treatment plan right for you.
- Inherited Enzyme Disorders: Proteins in the blood are missing and too many lipids (fats) build up in the blood. Gaucher’s disease and Fabry’s disease are two common examples.
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Affects the bone marrow and its capacity to make different blood components. Individual syndromes affect the red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets.
- Myelofibrosis: Causes the bone marrow to thicken and scar, which prevents it from producing enough red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body and are a key component for a healthy circulatory system.
- Polycythemia: Results from the overproduction of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.