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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Von Willebrands disease What is it? -Disease that causes excessive bleeding.-takes longer for your blood to form clots.-deficiency in the VWB factor, which is an important piece in clotting process. With this factor limited the platelets cannot stick together and form a clot resulting in the excessive bleeding. Stats! Things to be aware of -Health triangle- Von Willebrands disease is usually inherited from parents. Some cases people have developed the disease later on in life without inheriting it from their parents.SYMPTOMS:Excessive bleeding is the most common symptom, this includes:-excessive nosebleeds-gums bleeding-heavier than normal menstrual flow-bleeding excessively from shaving-bruising easily It is the most common bleeding disorder. Every 1 in 100 people in the U.S. have the Von Willebrands disease. In some cases the disease can be complicated to diagnose, and it is estimated that there are 3 million people who have Von Willebrands disease that haven't been properly diagnosed. Some things to realize about the disease are as follows:- can be passed on to your children-can experience swelling and pain-can become anemic -not recommended to play in super physical sports likely to cause bruising Von Willebrands disease greatly affects the physical section of the health triangle. Physically your blood is not clotting correctly. Emotionally, finding out that you have a bleeding disorder can cause a person to become stressed, sad, and sometimes depressed. Parents can sometimes feel guilty as well because the disease is genetic, and they feel guilty that they didn't know. These emotions you feel can soon affect you socially, not wanting to be around others often, leading to bigger issues.
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