|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on December 12, 2012 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
The only cure available for Thalassemia Major Patients currently is a Blood Stem Cell transplant from a donor who shares the same tissue type.
But unfortunately, most patients are not a suitable candidate. As they do not have a suitable sibling, a parents match or an unrelated donor to offer them the chance of life.
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|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on May 17, 2012 at 12:50 PM||comments (0)|
EXCUSE PATIENTS GIVE TO SKIP/AVOID DESFERAL INFUSION
Tomorrow, I will have my Desferal Infusion. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on March 18, 2012 at 7:55 AM||comments (4)|
Even now living as a Thalassemia Major Patient, I still consider myself lucky. Having the world-class healthcare in Singapore. Receiving proper consult from hematology doctor, having all the necessary treatment required like Laboratory Blood Test, Blood transfusion, Mri Safety Screening, Chelation/Chelaters, Supplements and Medications when needed. Not only that, medifund is there to help these patients who can't afford any of their medical treatment...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on January 19, 2012 at 8:10 AM||comments (5)|
Thalassemia major is the most severe form of Thalassemia. A person with Thalassemia major will require a lifetime of monthly blood transfusions. Patients usually have sign & symptoms and get diagnose within few months or early years of life.
Some Thalassemia intermedia patients might become Thalassemia major after needing to require more offen regular blood transfusions.The only ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on January 15, 2012 at 9:15 AM||comments (3)|
Thalassemia intermedia is a condition that is more severe than Thalassemia minor but less severe than Thalassemia major. The different between Thalassemia intermedia and Thalassemia major is that Thalassemia intermedia patients require lesser amount of blood or longer duration time between each blood transfusion section.
Thalassemia intermedia is more dif...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on January 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM||comments (1)|
Thalassemia minor is consider an common condition around the world. A person with Thalassemia is unable to produce normal functioning haemoglobin in the blood.
However, Thalassemia minor patients normally live a normal life like anyone else. Although some patients are advise to have a higher iron content in their daily diet and also other supplements like folic acid. Fortunately Thalassemia mino...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on October 3, 2011 at 10:55 AM||comments (9)|
There are patient who are good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, and I am one of them. Just got my vision corrected recently through VISX Custom LASIK (Microkeratome) as my degree for both eyes are within the moderate range -4.00.
Whether you're a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, you will need to undergo an initial or baseline evaluation by your eye doctor to determine if you are...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on May 30, 2011 at 6:35 AM||comments (6)|
Hey everyone I am here to share with you guys on the topic Living with Thalassemia, on a patients prospective or at least of my own point of view.
Living with Thalassemia is always the toughest to me when I first having to accept myself as a patients. Receiving and having treatment for a lifetime which is painful both physically and emotionally. And that imposes a heavy financialand ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on April 23, 2011 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
As you might know Osteoporosis is always a major issue/concern in older Thalassemia Patients. Of course everyone is concern about the condition "Osteoporosis",don't get me wrong. But Thalassemia Patients should take extra care in preventing it, as they would know. Iron chelater Desferal is known to removesRead Full Post »
|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on March 26, 2011 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Hey guys below is some common symptoms of hypothyroidism.