Replacement therapy, concentrates of the absent clotting factor VIII are injected into the bloodstream. This therapy is usually frequent to prevent bleeding. There are also dangers though, your body might create anti-bodies to reject the clotting factor, viral infections if you use blood donations, and damage to joints from delays in treatment.
Inheritance Hemophilia is a sex-linked mutation, an X linked recessive pattern.
It is not very different from normal life, however as a child it is harder. Young children should be observed and protected while playing. All hazards should be removed from the area such as sharp corners. The parents should make everyone aware of the child’s disease. As they get old and take medication, they should avoid taking blood thinners, such as aspirin. Also heavy contact sports should be avoided. Life span and risk for diseases are fortunately not affected.
Currently scientists are trying to use gene therapy to help find a cure. The goal is to be able to correct the defective genes that cause the disease. They haven’t figured it out yet but clinical trials are currently being done. Experiments with mice have also been done and it has been shown that transplanted cells have helped reduce the effects of hemophilia.