Living with

Living with haemophilia

With treatment, most people with haemophilia can live a normal life. However, there are some things you'll need to be careful of.

For example, you should avoid contact sports such as rugby. You also need to be careful taking other medications, because some can interfere with your blood's ability to clot. Common examples of these include aspirin and Painkillers, ibuprofen .

It's important for people with haemophilia to maintain good oral hygiene and have regular trips to the dentist. This is to help avoid problems such as gum disease , which can cause bleeding. Most non-surgical dental treatment can be carried out in a general dental practice.

Your care team at the hospital can offer advice about surgical dental procedures, such as having a tooth removed, as well as further information and advice about living with haemophilia.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 4 Jan 2017