Some parents in the bleeding disorders community must deal with additional medical and emotional challenges, because their children have a second diagnosis: a developmental disability or a neurobehavioral disorder such as autism or ADHD.
Head bleeds can occur in children and adults with bleeding disorders. The obvious ones are a result of trauma, such as a fall or injury to the head, but some occur spontaneously from no apparent cause.
Healthy People 2020, the nation’s new 10-year health roadmap, includes a “Blood Disorders and Blood Safety” section for the first time. Goals include increasing von Willebrand disease diagnosis and reducing hemophilia joint problems.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could stay strong, flexible and fit with a low-risk exercise program and have some fun at the same time? You can! Swimming is a great exercise for people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.