Blood disorders affect one or more parts of the blood and prevent your blood from doing its job. They can be acute or chronic. Many blood disorders are inherited. Other causes include other diseases, side effects of medicines, and a lack of certain nutrients in your diet
Maariv reports that the data, released Wednesday, analyzes over 40,000 deaths in Israel throughout 2011 - over 0.5% of the population at the time. 49.3% of the deaths that year were men, and 50.7% were women. Almost 1/4 of deaths recorded that year were from cancers, which killed 10,288 people alone. 6558 people died of heart disease, which ranked a close second, and an additional 2442 died of stroke or cerebral hemorrhage. Respiratory diseases came in fourth, with Diabetes and high blood pressure rounding out the list. Diabetes and kidney disease were previously responsible for 0.7% and 0.8% of all deaths; in 2011 they rose to a whopping 5.4% and 4% respectively.
Depending on the disorder, treatment options can include growth factors to stimulate blood cell production, steroids or other drugs to suppress the immune system, and chemotherapy to destroy abnormal cells. Bleeding disorders like hemophilia may call for blood-component therapies, such as platelet transfusions or clotting factors; diseases that involve clotting might be treated with drugs that inhibit clot formation.
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