Thalassemia


  • Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of haemoglobin
  • The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anaemia
  • Three main forms of thalassemia are alpha thalassemia, beta thalassemia, and thalassemia minor
  • According  to  the  Centres  for  Disease  Control  and  Prevention  (CDC),  thalassemia  is  most  common  in people from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Mediterranean countries such as Greece and Turkey


  • Thalassemia  is  inherited,  meaning  that  at  least one  of  the  parents  must  be  a  carrier  of  the disease.  It’s  caused  by  either  a  genetic  mutation or a deletion of certain key gene fragments
  • In  alpha  thalassemia,  at  least  one  of  the  alpha globin genes has a mutation or abnormality
  • In  beta  thalassemia,  the  beta  globin  genes  are affected
  • If  only  one  of  the  parents  is  a  carrier  for thalassemia,  person  may  develop  a  form  of  the disease  known  as  thalassemia  minor.  If  this occurs,  the  person  probably  won’t  have symptoms, but will be a carrier of the disease
  • bone deformities, especially in the face
  • dark urine
  • delayed growth and development
  • excessive tiredness and fatigue
  • yellow or pale skin
  • fussiness
  • frequent infections
  • a poor appetite and failure to thrive
  • jaundice
  • enlarged organs especially enlarged spleen
  • malnourishment
  • A low-fat, plant-based diet is the best choice
  • Limit iron-rich foods 
  • Moderate-intensity workouts are recommended

Thalassemia is a genetic disorder where there is excessive self destruction of red blood cells and abnormal manufacturing of the haemoglobin by the body itself. The treatment and prognosis depends on the type of Thalassemia. Alpha and Beta Thalassemia are the more serious (or major) forms of Thalassemia while the other is Thalassemia Minor. When a disease is of genetic origin then the  word cure usually goes out of the window as it is a natural chromosomal mutation which cannot be altered by any medicine. So, the emphasis is on managing the disease and the diseased patient so that he/she is able to carry out his/her daily activities like any other indivisual. 
Thalassemia minor patients fortunately do not suffer from much clinical symptoms, but it is the patients suffering from Thalassemia major who face a lot of trouble bodily. They suffer from severe anaemia,  anorexia,  nausea,  weight  loss,  jaundice,  or  can  have  even  multi  organ  involvement  at 
times, etc. 
Blood  transfusion  is  the  only  answer  that  the  modern  medicine  has  to  combat  the  danger  of Thalassemia major. It is like a  makeshift and dragging treatment that goes on and on till the patient is alive. Not just the disease, the whole process of blood transfusion itself is extremely debilitating for the ailing patient. 
With Homoeopathy though there have been very encouraging and beneficial results seen when it comes to severe forms of the disease. With the symptomatic treatment, Homoeopathy can very well  help  in  improving  the  overall  quality  of  life  of  the  suffering  patient.  The  pains,  weakness, nausea, giddiness, weight  loss, and  all  other  bodily  symptoms  are  beautifully  taken  care  of  w ith Homoeopathy.  Not only that, Homoeopathy can  reduce the  frequent  blood transfusions  to the bare minimum and the patient can lead comparatively a hassle free life.
Another positive thing about the Homoeopathic medicines is that if a patient of thalassemia is treated  Homoeopathically  and  given  a  deep  acting  constitutional  medicine  before  he/she  gets married or conceives, then there is a good chance of preventing Thalassemia from entering into the future generations also.

  • Complete haemogram
  • Blood electrophoresis
  • Liver Function Test
  • USG whole abdomen
  • Genetic analysis
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