Overview

Blood plays an extremely important role in bringing in nutrients and oxygen to the various body tissues and takes carbon dioxide, away from the tissues. As much as the presence of blood is extremely valuable, it is equally vulnerable, as it is prone to certain types of disorders. The study of the different components of blood and blood related disorders is called as Haematology. In addition to blood and its components, Haematology also focuses on the Bone Marrow, Spleen and Lymph Nodes (part of our body’s immune system)

Conditions and Treatment Related to Hematology

Most of the conditions related to Haematology involve Blood and its Components that include Red Blood cells, White Blood cells, Plasma and Platelets. However, Bone Marrow disorders also lead to challenging conditions. Most of the conditions have the tendency to turn cancerous while some could be non-cancerous in nature. Some of the commonly observed conditions include
  • Different types of Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Anemia
  • Sickle-Cell Anemia,
  • Thalassemia,
  • Aplastic Anemia,
  • Pancytopenia,
  • ITP,
  • TTP,
  • AIHA
  • Bleeding disorders (Hemophilia),
  • Clotting disorders (DVT, Young stroke) Etcetera.
  • Thrombosis
  • Hypercoagulability
“ A Haematologist is a specialist in blood related disorders. He is an expert to treat and manage the above mentioned various types of conditions related to blood “

Who is at the risk of Blood Cancer ?

Blood Cancer is one of the more serious and life threatening types of Cancers.
Factors that increase the risk of developing Blood Cancer include:

Smoking

Exposure to Chemicals

Exposure to Chemotherapy Drugs

Exposure to Vigorous Radiations

Family History

Certain Blood Disorders

Genetic
Disorders

What are the Symptoms of Blood Cancer ?

please consult your physician regarding all your doubts
Symptoms of Blood Cancer may vary. However, common symptoms include:

Fever

Chills

Fatigue

Acute Weakness

Bone and Joint Pains

Sudden Loss of Weight

Swelling of Lymph Nodes and Spleen

Acute
Anemia

Diagnosis of Haematological Diseases

On presenting relevant symptoms, your Haematologist will suggest certain medical examinations. These might include:

Who is a Haematologist?
Why do you need to see them?

Haematologists are medical doctors who specialize in treating blood related disorders. They also possess sound knowledge about some of the other constituents of the body such as Bone Marrow and Spleen.

Haematologists are well-versed in analysing specific examinations that might indicate possibilities of cancers (Malignant / Benign). It is crucial to visit and seek the opinion of a Haematologist without further delay if any symptoms related to blood disorders are observed.

Blood is the gift of Life. As every drop counts, every second is important if you suspect a blood disorder. To be safe and aware, reach out to our experts at Haematology and BMT Institute, the best in business for the most relevant information.

MEET OUR DOCTOR

With a renowned experience of 15 years, Dr. SK Gupta’s time in the field is the backbone of the Institute. Having started out as a medical student he even- tually sprouted to performing over 250 bone marrow transplants to those suffering from blood disorders.
But his expertise does not end here.
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