Living Life with Hemophilia
In the 1980's the average life expectancy of someone with hemophilia was 50 to 60 years. However, thanks to new treatments, life expectancy for males with hemophilia is about 10 years less than life expectancy for males without. Over all, the life of a person with hemophilia can be very good as long as they are careful. Often, children with hemophilia have to wear kneepads and elbow pads as they learn to crawl and walk to protect against joint bleeds. Also, people with hemophilia have to make sure that they are careful when it comes to dental care because routine cleanings can sometimes cause a lot of bleeding. Probably the hardest part of having hemophilia is the pain that is felt from internal bleeding in the joints, but applying ice and taking Tylenol can help sometimes.