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Staying healthy

Tips for healthy living

Taking care of your body:

  • Exercise at least 3 times a week or as advised by an orthopedist and physical therapist
  • Eat nutritious, healthy foods
  • Maintain an ideal body weight
  • Avoid tobacco to decrease the risk for heart disease and cancer as well as other smoking-related illnesses

Managing your hemophilia:

  • Maintain an infusion log—track your infusions and bleeds; record the date, time, and reason for infusion; product name, lot number, and dosage
  • Reorder factor therapy before it runs out
  • Keep factor available when you are away from home, and be sure you have a backup plan for when you don't have factor on hand
  • Always carry or wear a medical identifier
  • Carry a letter from your health care provider stating the type and severity of hemophilia you have and describing your treatment needs
  • Make sure you always have contact numbers or addresses of people, clinics, and health centers that can provide immediate information and necessary medical attention when needed