|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Abnormality of the heme biosynthetic pathway||90%|
|Abnormality of immune system physiology||7.5%|
|Biliary tract abnormality||7.5%|
|Hypochromic microcytic anemia||-|
|Reduced alpha/beta synthesis ratio||-|
When there are 4 mutated alleles, the condition is called alpha-thalassemia major or hydrops fetalis. In these cases, an affected fetus usually does not survive to birth, or an affected newborn does not survive long after birth.
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I was diagnosed with alpha thalassemia a few years ago. The doctor told me that there wasn't anything to worry about. I noticed that whenever I exercise I start yawning a lot, I remember reading that you yawn to get more oxygen into your system. I would like to know if this is because of the thalassemia, and if yes, should i take any certain precautions before working out because of the thalassemia? See answer
My hemoglobin electrophoresis result showed that alpha thalassemia trait is a possibility. My wife is 5 months pregnant. Her result showed that she has beta thalassemia trait. It is the 3rd pregnancy. What is the probability of having an affected baby? See answer
I was previously tested and diagnosed with alpha-thalassemia. Does this disease go away or am I going to have this for the rest of my life? See answer