Treatments and Drugs

Read the following common treatments and drugs, these are the medical ways to recover what has the patients body lose:

  • Chemotherapy: The main objective of this medicine is to kill cancer cells. Leukemias and lymphomas are usually treated with chemotherapy.
  • Erythropoietin: Erythropoietin is a hormone produced by the kidney that stimulates red blood cell production.
  • Cryoprecipitate: Cryoprecipitate are the specific proteins which are separated from blood and are frozen in a small volume of liquid. Cryoprecipitate transfusion can replace specific blood clotting proteins when their levels are low.
  • Anticoagulation: Heparin, enoxaparin (Lovenox) and warfarin (Coumadin) are the most often used medicines to “thin” the blood and prevent clotting in people at high risk from blood clots.
  • Fresh frozen plasma: A blood donor’s plasma (liquid blood) is separated from the blood cells, and frozen for storage. Plasma transfusion improves blood clotting and also prevents or stops bleeding that’s due to clotting problems.
  • Antibiotics: Antibiotics mainly kill bacteria and parasites can treat blood infections caused by these organisms.
  • Bloodletting: The people who are suffering with problems caused by too much blood (such as from hemochromatosis or polycythemia), occasional controlled removal of blood may be necessary.
  • Blood transfusion: A blood donor’s red blood cells are separated from their plasma and are packed into a small bag. Transfusing the concentrated red blood cells into a recipient replaces blood loss.
  • Platelet transfusion: A blood donor’s platelets are separated from the rest of blood and concentrated into a plastic bag. Platelet transfusion is generally only performed when platelet counts fall to very low levels.

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