Health & Wellbeing

LOOKING AFTER YOUR HEALTH


Exercise and arthritis
Physiotherapist Cameron Cramey explains how exercise can improve knee pain in people with haemophilia. 
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Hydrotherapy in haemophilia
Why is hydrotherapy so popular for older people with haemophilia? There are many benefits for exercising in water, says physiotherapist Josh Wakefield. 
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Balance, bone density and falls
What is the good news about balance, bone density and falls for people with haemophilia? Physiotherapist Rebecca Dalzell gives the facts and how to reduce your risks.
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Mouth care – gum bleeding
Having trouble with gum bleeding? Mouth care is an important factor in haemophilia. 
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Mental health options
Life is challenging and can be more so when living with a bleeding disorder, or if you are the partner or caring for someone with a bleeding disorder. When do you seek help? What kind of help is available? Psychologist Diana Harte gives an overview of the options.
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Pain
Professor Lorimer Moseley explains that pain is all in the mind, but not the way you think!
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WORKING WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS


Bleeding disorders and surgery – what to expect
What do you need to do to prepare for surgery? Haemophilia nurse Alex Connolly explains what will be involved if you have a bleeding disorder.
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Joint surgery
Joint replacement is a common topic of discussion between people with haemophilia and their medical team. When would you consider this? What is the best time? How do you prevent the need for a joint replacement? Physiotherapist Abi Polus answers these questions
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Date last reviewed: 10 June 2020
Important Note: This information was developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia for education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information.
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