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