Thal: symptoms and Treatment

The Thal is a blood disease prevalent in our country but of which we know very little. Very often people don't even notice it, since apparently the sick are people completely sane. But let's see together what it is and how to deal with it in the best way.

What is the Thal?

The Thal is an hereditary alteration of blood which results in the presence of a larger number of red blood cells than normal. These globules are deformed and flattened shape and contain hemoglobin levels much lower than normal.

Changes of blood and haemoglobin production just described are easily identified by specific tests but rarely the bringer of disease can have something wrong. Thal patients are people apparently sane: the only visible symptoms include paleness, weakness, which can be confused with other symptoms.

How we get sick of Thal?

The Thal is a genetic alteration. This means that patients who suffer from it have "inherited" from one or both parents a gene microcitemico.

It's easy to understand that it was microcitemici and therefore cannot contract the disease over a lifetime in any way. Who is microcitemico cannot heal and remain so forever.

How are patients in Italy?

Although the Thal is a semi-unknown in Italy is widespread: we talk about 2 and a half million healthy carriers throughout the peninsula. Between these 2 million, half is the bearer of Beta Thal, i.e. the variety which causes the disease known as Mediterranean Anemia, severe anemia which involves long and exacting care since she was newborn.

How to deal with the Thal?

Patients are usually advised to follow a healthy and balanced diet, with foods that help not to Iron but absorb it better, such as those rich in vitamin C. Are to avoid tea, coffee, sugar, salt and smoke, which slow down the absorption of iron.

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