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Treatments for Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

Treatment List for Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Alpha thalassemia -- Hemoglobin H disease includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Regular blood transfusion are usually required - during illness or pregnancy or some other medical condition. Removal (chelation) of iron buildup in body due to blood transfusion, folic acid supplements, surgical removal of spleen or allogeneic hematopoietic transplant. Genetic counseling is recommended.
  • Folate supplementation as deficiency often occurs with high cell turnover
  • Blood transfusion
    • Chronic transfusion in those with haemoglobin H disease
  • Chelation therapy - to treat iron overload in patients requiring chronic transfusion
  • Splenectomy - if transfusion requirements are increasing
  • Genetic counselling

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