A patient with von Willebrand’s disease should be evaluated prior to sports participation.
Greater caution in sports participation should be observed for a patient with
(1) moderate or severe bleeding.
(2) a history of significant bleeding during sports participation in the past
The patient should avoid sports with:
(1) a high risk of trauma
(2) a risk for head injury
(3) difficult access to emergency medical care (participation in a remote location, etc)
The patient should avoid drugs with antiplatelet activity such as aspirin, NSAIDS and/or clopidogrel.
In addition the patient should maintain good nutrition to avoid vitamin C and K deficiencies
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