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Nutrition and Weight Management

Healthy eating is critical for good health, but even more so for people with bleeding disorders.

For people with hemophilia, extra weight strains joints and muscles and can lead to a higher likelihood of bleeds in target joints. Next to aging, being overweight and obese are the greatest risk factors for osteoarthritis of the knees. Thus, focusing on nutrition and weight management can have a tremendous positive impact on health-related quality of life for individuals with bleeding disorders.

Every pound overweight = 4 extra pounds of weight on each knee when walking.

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