Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

How Diet Can Help With Hemophilia Management

Eating well is important for everyone, but particularly for those living with hemophilia. Eating a diet that encourages strong bones and muscles and helps keep you at a healthy body weight is essential. MORE: Young boys explain what it’s like to live with hemophilia Obesity is becoming a major problem when it…

33 Iron-Rich Foods to Add to Your Diet

It’s important for anyone with a chronic illness to eat a balanced diet, but children and adults with hemophilia should also include iron-rich foods as some of the body’s store of iron is lost during bleeding. MORE: How diet can help with hemophilia management There are two different types of…

A Guided Tour of Hemophilia Treatment Centers

In this video from BloodFeed – Hemophilia Bleeding Disorders Media, actor Brian Williams (who plays hematologist Dr. Young in the online comedy Stop the Bleeding) takes viewers on a tour of a hemophilia treatment center (HTC). MORE: Three tips for coping with a hemophilia…

Why Hemophilia Is Called ‘A Royal Disease’

Hemophilia is a rare blood condition where people do not have the clotting factor which enables their blood to clot when bleeding. It’s an inherited disease that’s usually passed from mother to son. It’s also a disease that’s been prevalent in European royal families. MORE: A brief history of hemophilia…

How Sports Positively Impact the Lives of Hemophilia Patients

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK2EIwmIYPo This video from the Bleeding Disorders Community focuses on sports for children with hemophilia. It explains that physical activity is important for people living with hemophilia, as it helps build muscle strength and maintain physical fitness, but that not all sports are suitable for those living…