Mild haemophilia may add an extra year or two to someone’s life

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Written By Margonoe Tumindax

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Haemophilia affects the blood’s ability to clot

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People with mild haemophilia, a condition that reduces blood clotting, seem to have a slightly longer life expectancy than those without it. This may be because they are less likely to have strokes and heart attacks, which can be caused by blood clots.

The finding comes from the latest figures on outcomes for people with haemophilia in the UK, which suggest that those with milder forms have an average life expectancy of 84 years.

This is 1.7 years more than for UK men as…

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