|Posted by Goh Chun Hui on June 6, 2010 at 12:15 PM|
Life Expectancy of Thalassemia Major Patients has improved so much over the years, from living till teens, 20's till now heard of Patients living in their 50's, 60's and even in their 70's. Life expectancy has increased so much longer, due to the prober treatment and regualr chelation. Iron chelators available are desferal, ferriprox (L1), exjade and other natural iron chelaters like green tea. Iron chelaters did a good job in helping Thalassemia Major Patients in getting rid of excess iron in the body and organs, in order not to cause any damage to the body and organs.
Quality of life in Thalassemia Major Patients had improved, patients are now expecting there are new solution to take over Blood transfusion in the soon future. Recently they're also saying alot on Gene Therapy, will it be the cure for Thalassemia Major Patients? Will it be the spotlight. Tell me what you think in the comment below (: