Doing Strenuous Physical Activity For People With Thalassemia?
I want to ask, so here I have a hereditary disease, namely intermediate alpha thalassemia, I have indeed been checked for genes at the Eijikman Institute, but I have never had a blood transfusion at all and I have never complained of being tired when I am exercising just like normal people. , I have now graduated from high school , I want to continue my semi – military official school , according to the doctor ( internal medicine specialist ) I am allowed to continue to the semi – military school ? What is your opinion
Good evening Rivaldo, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Intermediate thalassemia or thalassemia intermedia is a term used to describe patients with beta thalassemia whose clinical severity is in the middle, not too mild, but not too severe. One of the signs is that the patient can maintain a satisfactory Hb level of around 6-7 g/dL during examination, without the need for routine blood transfusions.
Regarding your question, even though you have been able to carry out activities like a normal person and have never had a blood transfusion, because of your moderate severity, it could get worse at any time, and I'm afraid it will happen while you are in education. semi-military.
But of course, in our opinion, it would be much better if you immediately consulted an expert, namely an oncologist or internal medicine specialist, or a doctor who has been treating you for a long time. Because by being examined directly, the doctor can assess your physical abilities, and may be able to provide other considerations after assessing your health. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa