Personal Preparedness Tips for People with Bleeding Disorders

Personal planning and health preparedness are an essential component for everyone. However, it is more critical for individuals with bleeding problems. Some bleeding disorders, such as von Willebrand disease and hemophilia, are as a result of one lacking a specific clotting protein factor in the blood.

Due to that, people with bleeding disorders are always experiencing excessive bleeding after trauma or injury. Sometimes, they may bleed for no apparent reason at all. In emergency scenarios, their health still depends on easy access to treatment products and prescriptions, proper care and personal needs.

Infusions are always used as a way to help them manage and treat bleeding disorders. The injection helps in clotting of blood, thus stopping the bleeding. Patients with bleeding disorders are always supplied with infusion tools such as needles, tourniquets and syringes. Some of the personal preparedness tips that people with bleeding disorders need to implement for better health include:

Preparing Your Health

Bleeding may occur any time at work, home or during a disaster. It is therefore essential for people with bleeding disorders to have a “go bag.” The go-bag should contain the supplies and medicine they need in treating and managing a bleed when it occurs. People with bleeding disorders should always have the following items in their go-bags:

  • Relevant paperwork such as health insurance records, updated medical information and travelling letter describing your bleeding disorder and drugs you take.
  • A list of hemophilia treatment centers or hospitals and their contacts along with your designated preferences.
  • Diluent, such as normal saline or sterile water, to mix with factor powder.

Helping Others to Help

It is of the essence to identify a caregiver that may help you in times of emergencies. A caregiver is very essential, especially when you are unable to treat yourself. It is also vital to share your diagnosis when you have a bleeding disorder. Moreover, it would be best if you also showed your friend, relatives and workmates the directions on how to respond to your bleeding to save you in emergency cases. Some of the ideas you can share with them may include:

  • Teach them about giving the factor by mixing the clotting factor into a syringe and injecting it in the vein.
  • Keep a manual book with relevant medical information, such as up-to-date infusion and treatment.
  • Post significant phone numbers in various places in the car, around the house and at work.

Talk to Others About Your Diagnosis

It is essential for individuals with bleeding disorders to be actively involved in managing themselves. Parents with children having these disorders also need to train them and also other people on the health and safety of their children. The more people are informed about your health, the better they will care for you. You can use some of these ways to educate people about your bleeding disorders:

  • Complete and carry an emergency care letter that shows your diagnosis, treatment guidelines and any other medications.
  • Create an in Case of Emergency contact on your phone.
  • Put on medical alert ID bracelet engraved with relevant information for healthcare providers and emergency responders.

By following the highlighted measures, people living with health disorders will have a better way of managing their conditions, hence minimum injuries and bleeding. Analysts say it is the plight of patients, such as those with bleeding disorders, which keep biomedical companies like DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO) working day and night to come up with helpful remedies so that patients can have a better quality of life.

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