Hematology & Blood Disorders
Hematology is the field of medicine which specializes in blood disorders. These disorders include anemias, leukemias, bleeding disorders, excessive clotting of the blood and other hematology issues. Each patient is unique in their age, medical history, and family history - all factors that must be taken into consideration when treatment options are explored by your physician.
Anemia is the most common blood disorder. This blood condition occurs when a person does not have enough red blood cells, has a hemoglobin deficiency, or has red blood cells that do not function properly. This deficiency can result in weakness and pallor since the blood cannot carry adequate oxygen to the body's tissues. Feeling tired, cold, dizzy, and irritable is common or a person may experience shortness of breath or headaches.
Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. White blood cells help the body fight infection and form in the bone marrow. In leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells. These abnormal cells crowd out the healthy blood cells, making it hard for blood to do its work.