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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Alpha-thalassemia


Other Names for this Disease
  • A-Thalassemia
  • Alpha thalassemia
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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? Click here for 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? Click here for 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? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • A-Thalassemia
  • Alpha thalassemia
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.